Sponsored Giveaway: Dole “Peel The Love” Bananas Yonanas Pajamas Jam

I was contacted by Dole and their agency to do a little promotion for the Peel The Love tour. You could basically do whatever you wanted, so I’ve created the Dole Bananas Yonanas Pajamas Jam. Basically, it’s just an excuse for me to be in my pajamas and eat bananas and wine. AND WHY WOULDN’T I!?!?!

Dole’s Peel the Love Tour is a tour that goes across the nation with a banana food truck from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Although the tour is half over, I had to wait for my banana sensitivity time-out to lapse before I could try bananas again. When I reintroduced bananas into my diet, I was doing fine with them, so we decided to go peel-deep in our Peel the Love Bananas Yonanas Pajama Jam.



As per their press release, “Peel the Love. The three-word command serves as the theme of a bold, year-long Dole initiative stressing the fun, irreverence and universally beloved aspects of the iconic yellow fruit, which Dole grows more of globally than anyone else.”

This tour is sponsored by Dole Fresh Fruit and partners Blue Diamond Almondmilk (hey, that’s another one of our favorite GF brands!).

They’re about promoting new ways to use the banana, like one of my favorite treats – the Chocolate Monkey! It’s basically just a smoothie with bananas and chocolate almond milk!

 Prep: 5 min. Makes: 2 servings 


  •  1 cup cold ALMOND BREEZE® Chocolate Almond Milk
  •  1-1/2 ripe DOLE® Bananas, peeled and cut into 1-inch chunks
  •  1 cup crushed ice
  •  1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
  •  1 tablespoon honey


  • Combine almond milk, bananas, ice, peanut butter, and honey in a blender or food processor.
  • Cover; blend until smooth. Pour into glasses and serve immediately.


The Peel The Love Tour has already hit up Seattle, Sacramento, Los Angeles, and Phoenix. Here are the upcoming dates for the Peel the Love Bananas Tour:

Houston, TX

July 11th – 21st

Des Moines, IA

July 25th – August 4th

Baltimore, MA

August 8th – 18th

New York City, NY

August 21st – September 5th




Visit http://www.yonanas.com/ to learn more about Yonanas. It retails for around $50.

Dole gave me a Yonanas machine to combine Dole bananas and fruit to make a frozen-yogurt like adventure that is all gluten-free and dairy-free (since it’s all bananas and fruit).

It was a really fun experience and we love the Yonanas machine! We made several different combinations of our own – bananas and peaches and mangos was one of my favorite. Non-GFBF loved using frozen berries without bananas for his. It’s a super fun way to have dessert that is healthy – and not cookies or brownies. I know that the nights that we had Yonanas instead of “real dessert” we avoided treats and felt satisfied after that!


*THIS IS A SPONSORED GIVEAWAY. Dole sought me out to be a Peel the Love blogger. They provided me with a Yonanas machine, coupons, and Dole swag to give away to you guys!*

About DOLE Bananas 

DOLE is the top-selling banana in America and the world — in both conventional and organic product categories. From its founding by James Drummond Dole, the company has built its reputation on a ceaseless commitment to quality. Today, the DOLE brand stands for more than 150 years of quality produce — and the world’s largest supplier of fresh fruits and vegetables, including bananas. Dole strives to grow, produce, harvest, transport and distribute its bananas and other produce in the most environmentally and socially conscious way possible. For information, go to http://www.dole.com/Products/Fresh-Fruits/Bananas



Enter to win 1 (one) Dole prize pack – for US residents only.

A prize pack CAN include Dole banana reusable shopping bags, Dole banana coupons, Dole banana USB flash drive (no seriously), Dole banana aprons, and Dole bananas cocktail plastic cups. 1 GRAND PRIZE WINNER will win a Yonanas machine!


5 winners, picked randomly (via Rafflecopter) based on valid entries.


Each person can be entered into this contest FOUR TIMES via Rafflecopter.

CONTEST ENDS: SUNDAY JULY 21st 2013 at midnight EST


WINNERS (you have 7 days to respond back to me from 7/21 or I will draw another winner)






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Comments: 88

  1. Kimberly A. July 7, 2013 at 7:46 pm Reply

    I’m bananas for bananas!

  2. Sarah McGee July 7, 2013 at 7:49 pm Reply

    I would love to own the prize pack! Good luck everyone!

  3. Michael Ann July 7, 2013 at 7:59 pm Reply

    I used to have an aversion to bananas, but lately we have been having smoothies for breakfast which always contain bananas. I love them! Frozen bananas are pretty amazing when they are dipped in chocolate and covered and nuts! I am also a frozen yogurt freak! It’s definitely my addiction! 😉 I am sure my husband would love for us to have a Yonanas because I’d be more motivated to be in the kitchen and eating a little more healthy! Love it!! 🙂

  4. Jamie July 7, 2013 at 8:00 pm Reply

    I might need to check out this banana machine.

  5. Stephanie July 7, 2013 at 8:12 pm Reply

    Let’s talk about how awesome those aprons are! Oh I’m in love.

  6. colette July 7, 2013 at 8:18 pm Reply

    I really wanna try the Yonanas machine!

  7. Ashley the gluten free teen July 7, 2013 at 8:31 pm Reply

    Bananas in my smoothies is my fave way to eat bananas!!

  8. Beth P July 7, 2013 at 10:43 pm Reply

    I love them with peanut butter!

  9. Karen Brady July 8, 2013 at 3:18 am Reply

    I have wanted this machine for a long time. With marathon training in full swing, this would be awesome to have around.

  10. Elizabeth Sokacich July 8, 2013 at 5:05 am Reply

    I would love to win!! I made something similar with my food processor, what a pain! This looks so much easier!

  11. Kate July 8, 2013 at 5:11 am Reply

    What a cool machine! I’ll have to see about getting it, especially since I love bananas.

  12. Laurie July 8, 2013 at 5:17 am Reply

    I picked up a yonanas at a consignment shop for 10 bucks. I love it. My favorite way to eat bananas is still peeled and frozen by themselves though.

  13. Kourtnee Tennyson July 8, 2013 at 8:09 am Reply

    I love bananas and fruit! A Yonana machine would be the best thing ever! 🙂

  14. mary fran | frannycakes July 8, 2013 at 11:46 am Reply

    Oh how fun! I had seen the frozen banana ice cream thing on thekitchn a while ago, but I love the idea of making dessert from just wholesome ingredients!

  15. AmandaonMaui July 8, 2013 at 11:51 am Reply

    I like to slice bananas, put them in the freezer, and pop the cold slices in my mouth on hot days. They’re a sweet, cool treat.

  16. nikki July 8, 2013 at 12:40 pm Reply

    What’s not to like about bananas? Fresh, frozen, and my favorite- mixed in a blender with avocado for breakfast. Would love to try a Yonana machine, make some new banana concoctions!

  17. April Pope July 8, 2013 at 2:55 pm Reply

    I love to eat bananas covered in dark chocolate as a treat but love them all by themselves too!

  18. Venessa F. July 8, 2013 at 4:23 pm Reply

    My favorite way to enjoy bananas is in banana coconut cream pie. Thanks so much for this giveaway! 🙂

  19. julie July 8, 2013 at 5:58 pm Reply

    sliced in my morning cereal!

  20. Christine July 9, 2013 at 11:19 am Reply

    Love Bananas in any form..whole, mashed, frozen, use it in baking all the time

  21. Melissa July 9, 2013 at 12:10 pm Reply

    Bananas are my best friend! -Mel’s Tummy

  22. Meena R July 9, 2013 at 1:46 pm Reply

    I love bananas by themselves. However, those suggestions are making me hungry! 😀

  23. Ken Howard July 9, 2013 at 3:25 pm Reply

    Just discovered your site and saw this contest. Love the site already. I don’t know what I’ll do with all the banana stuff.

  24. alliesong July 9, 2013 at 5:14 pm Reply

    In my morning smoothie, but a banana split sounds mighty tempting on this hot summer day!

  25. Merissa July 10, 2013 at 9:09 am Reply

    This Yonanas machine sounds awesome! I love making smoothies with banana’s but a frozen yogurt treat sounds really good!

  26. Emily July 10, 2013 at 9:11 am Reply

    I can’t eat ice cream so making smoothies and banana ice cream alternatives are the next best thing to goat’s milk ice cream! This thing looks too totally awesome! 🙂

  27. Jen C July 10, 2013 at 9:15 am Reply

    Banana, chocolate almond milk, protein powder and peanut butter all blended together! Post workout yummy-ness!

  28. Kelly July 10, 2013 at 9:15 am Reply

    I love having banana smoothies! I would LOVE to get Jack to eat more bananas!

  29. Mark Berger - The Goods July 10, 2013 at 9:19 am Reply

    yumm a new way to make frozen desert!!!

  30. B.jongbloed July 10, 2013 at 9:20 am Reply

    i’m bananas over dole!

  31. Rachel Watson July 10, 2013 at 9:24 am Reply

    Love this !! Bananas are a staple in our diet ! My 14 month old expects them DAILY !! 🙂

  32. Jamie July 10, 2013 at 9:32 am Reply

    I’m excited about this-we get great fresh fruit from Bountiful Baskets and it’d be easy to incorporate them into yonana yogurt.

  33. Cindy A. July 10, 2013 at 9:46 am Reply

    My favorite is frozen Dole banana slices smeared with peanut butter and Greek yogurt. Recipe here: http://www.fitsugar.com/Frozen-Banana-Peanut-Butter-Recipe-24047720

  34. Angie July 10, 2013 at 9:52 am Reply

    I love bananas! They’re the main ingredient in the smoothies I make!

  35. phyllis July 10, 2013 at 10:12 am Reply

    I LOVE bananas!!! I had 2 for breakfast today, and I take one every day in my lunch!!!

  36. Joanne July 10, 2013 at 10:15 am Reply

    I need to buy the chocolate dipped frozen banana slices now!

  37. Susan Martin July 10, 2013 at 10:17 am Reply

    Banana’s are one of my favorite foods! What a great way to pack a whole lotta nutrients in your body!

  38. Janet Mongilio July 10, 2013 at 10:56 am Reply

    I like to eat bananas plain – just unpeel them and eat!! But I’d really like to try the Yonanas machine. We were in a Kitchen Collections store the other day, and my teenage daughter was elbowing me, saying, “Look, Mom. A Yonanas machine. Can we get one?”

  39. Kristina Watson July 10, 2013 at 11:02 am Reply

    Frozen yogurt AND bananas?!?! I’m so excited! Go Dole!

  40. Sam July 10, 2013 at 11:35 am Reply

    Almond milk + banana + peanut butter or some vanilla protein powder… Good breakfast.

  41. Jade Ruiz July 10, 2013 at 12:06 pm Reply

    My favorite way to eat dole bananas is on my morning cereal or with yogurt!

  42. Angela Dravis July 10, 2013 at 12:06 pm Reply

    Yay! What an awesome way to make healthy treats!

  43. Christin Holt July 10, 2013 at 1:29 pm Reply

    Sliced on bread! Sometimes drizzled with honey, yummy.

  44. Robynne July 10, 2013 at 1:30 pm Reply

    My favorite way to eat a banana is easily frozen and then dipped in chocolate!

    I would love to win the machine, I miss ice cream so much.

  45. Brittany July 10, 2013 at 2:34 pm Reply

    Yum! Looks delicious

  46. Allie M. July 10, 2013 at 3:12 pm Reply

    this looks awesome! I am bananas for bananas so it would be perfect for me!!!!

  47. Angela D. July 10, 2013 at 5:10 pm Reply

    Banana bread is easily my favorite way to eat bananas! Also, fresh off the tree is pretty nice. I studied abroad in the Caribbean and fresh bananas became quite a staple.

  48. Theresa July 10, 2013 at 5:15 pm Reply

    I love bananas 🙂

  49. Madeline July 10, 2013 at 5:31 pm Reply

    I love a banana and peanut butter sandwich!

  50. Pam July 10, 2013 at 6:02 pm Reply

    I like my bananas in a smoothy with strawberries and greek yogurt!

  51. Jewel's Cupcake Shop July 10, 2013 at 9:35 pm Reply

    I so want the banana machine thingy. I have 6 kids to feed and I need easy things. 😉 No pressure.

  52. rachel July 11, 2013 at 8:50 am Reply

    Banana bread for sure! I also like chocolate covered bananas.

  53. Vivian July 11, 2013 at 9:05 pm Reply

    I like my banana a little firm.. Peel and eat!

  54. Wehaf July 12, 2013 at 9:51 am Reply

    I love fried bananas!

  55. Amber Gillespie July 12, 2013 at 3:10 pm Reply

    I like banana peanut butter milkshakes!

  56. Turtlemoon July 12, 2013 at 9:31 pm Reply

    love warm banana bread! Dole anything makes my daughter think of home where we grew up on an island with dole farms

  57. June Lisle July 13, 2013 at 3:55 pm Reply

    I generally like my bananas by them selves but enjoy them in oatmeal and other foods.

  58. soha molina July 13, 2013 at 9:47 pm Reply

    Banana Split

  59. Angela July 14, 2013 at 12:20 pm Reply

    I love banana bread.

  60. AmyN July 14, 2013 at 2:45 pm Reply

    I love to add Dole bananas to my smoothies.

  61. Cristi Perkins July 15, 2013 at 12:03 pm Reply

    I love bananas in my smoothies, in my bread and just to eat.

  62. Trina Carbajal July 15, 2013 at 12:05 pm Reply

    I always put bananas in my smoothies!

  63. Cindy (Vegetarian Mamma) July 15, 2013 at 12:07 pm Reply

    Pick me, I want to wine for my little allergy family 🙂 LOL I LOVE banana split 🙂

  64. Siobhan Gagon July 15, 2013 at 12:20 pm Reply

    I looooove bananas! Especially with chocolate and peanut butter, hands down my favorite flavor combo

  65. Lauren {The Epi-Family} July 15, 2013 at 12:56 pm Reply

    My mom has one of these and it rocks! I want one, too! Mainly for my food allergic boys, but I’d be lying if I wasn’t going to benefit from it too!

  66. vinessa vasquez July 15, 2013 at 1:30 pm Reply

    Banana pudding topped with fresh cut Dole Bananas!

  67. Susan July 15, 2013 at 2:41 pm Reply

    I prefer frozen bananas, with or without chocolate. Like a banana popsicle, but better!

  68. Patti July 15, 2013 at 3:21 pm Reply

    I seldom eat a bowl of cereal without a sliced banana! But I also love a banana split!

  69. SnoozyP July 15, 2013 at 5:35 pm Reply

    I love a bowl full of gf granola, a tiny bit of almond milk, and sliced bananas ^.^

  70. Angel Hull July 15, 2013 at 7:08 pm Reply

    I love to make smoothies with my bananas, almond milk, PB, greek yogurt, and sometimes some ovaltine. I also love bananas in my cereal and in banana bread (i have an old recipe that tastes the same with gluten free flour as it does with regular flour).

  71. Cindy July 16, 2013 at 6:03 am Reply

    I like my bananas straight up – eat one every morning.

  72. Renata July 16, 2013 at 6:18 am Reply

    Love bananas in smoothies frozen for a nice creamy texture!

  73. Maria July 16, 2013 at 8:23 am Reply

    Bananas by themselves are my favorite way to eat bananas.

  74. Becky I. July 16, 2013 at 10:09 am Reply

    I like them as part of a strawberry-banana smoothie!

  75. Lily Ivey July 16, 2013 at 3:00 pm Reply

    I love bananas in smoothies. My favorite is chocolate milk, peanut butter, and frozen bananas.

  76. Georgiana July 16, 2013 at 7:09 pm Reply

    Frozen Chocolate Covered Bananas!

  77. Ray July 17, 2013 at 11:12 am Reply

    I like it sliced up in a bowl of oatmeal for breakfast with walnuts!

  78. Virginia Tucker July 17, 2013 at 1:00 pm Reply

    I had an extreme froyo addiction before I leavened about my food allergies (gluten, dairy, egg, soy). I couldn’t have my beloved treat anymore plus I became aware of how many weird ingredients it had. With this machine, you could make healthy froyo minus all the funky ingredients and food coloring. So excited to hear about this 🙂

  79. Blessie Nelson July 17, 2013 at 3:13 pm Reply

    My favorite way to eat a dole banana is frying them in pancake batter and served as fritters! Yum! Yum! Yum!

  80. Lynn July 17, 2013 at 4:30 pm Reply

    I like it fresh and plain or in a smoothie. when ever i try to cook it just doesn’t come out right. but i love banana cream pies and pudding!

  81. Ben July 17, 2013 at 8:58 pm Reply

    I like banana ice cream.

  82. Michelle @ My Gluten-free Kitchen.com July 17, 2013 at 9:19 pm Reply

    I love using bananas in my smoothies!

  83. Belinda July 18, 2013 at 1:55 pm Reply

    I love banana bread and banana pudding!

  84. Debbie July 19, 2013 at 9:07 am Reply

    I like to eat banana bread, and banana smoothies.

  85. Annie July 19, 2013 at 12:24 pm Reply

    Mmmmm…bananas! I’ve tried making my own banana-fro-yo and it’s never quite worked out the way I wanted it to. Bring on the yonana!

  86. Kelly July 21, 2013 at 11:54 am Reply

    Sweetttttt! I won, I won! Thk u!

  87. Jade Ruiz July 22, 2013 at 4:08 pm Reply

    I won! Thanks again!!

  88. Tamara September 15, 2013 at 11:37 am Reply

    Why did the banana leave the room? Because he had to split! Lol

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