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Banana Shakes and Shelfies for #StreamTeam

Banana shakes and…shelfies?!?  Well, the banana shake is kind of self-explanatory, but the shelfie requires a little more background. A ‘shelfie,’ according to Netflix, is a show that you really want to watch but you’ve been putting off because you just haven’t had the time. We’ve all got them (ahem, Scandal, Heroes, Blacklist, and the list goes on…) and for some reason our family didn’t quite get to all of them over the summer. But now that it’s fall and our schedules are more predictable, we’ve got a better chance to start catching up on those shows that have been “on the shelf” for ages.

arrested development

Now don’t laugh, because the Jolly Tomato family is admittedly way behind, but we just started a little nightly tradition of watching Arrested Development on Netflix with our tween. (How did we miss this the first time around?!?!) It’s been fun, funny, and it offers some great food jokes for a food-loving family.

To honor the fact that “There’s always money in the banana stand!” we made these simple banana-Greek yogurt shakes for our viewing ritual the other night. They’re rich, creamy, and filling – perfect for topping off a fall day filled with soccer practice, hiking, and swimming.

Banana Stand Banana Shakes for #StreamTeam

Banana Stand Banana Shakes for #StreamTeam

Banana Shakes

Creamy, frothy banana and Greek yogurt shakes for a hearty kid snack or dessert.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 1 minute
Total Time 3 minutes
Servings 4 shakes
Author Jeanne Fratello


  • 1 cup lowfat milk
  • 2 cups frozen Greek yogurt
  • 2 medium frozen ripe bananas
  • Whipped cream
  • Chocolate topping
  • Caramel topping


  1. Combine milk, frozen yogurt, and bananas in a blender and puree until smooth. Pour into glasses and top with whipped cream and chocolate and caramel toppings to taste. Serve immediately.

If you’re still hungry for more Bluth family traditions, never fear – There’s a virtual cornucopia of Arrested Development-inspired food out there. Check out a few of these sites for more inspiration:

Martha Stewart’s Arrested Development party menu

Arrested Development Food from the LA Times

Bon Appetit’s Arrested Development party menu

Arrested Development recipes from Food52

Bluth-Approved Arrested Development recipes from SheKnows

Arrested Development Menu and Party Plan from Epicurious

And remember, it’s just one banana – What could it cost, 10 dollars?

Blogger Disclosure: This post for StreamTeam is part of my ongoing partnership with Netflix. All opinions expressed are my own.

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