A smoothie recipe inspired by the iconic Arrested Development Banana Stand. It’s delicious and has a secret ingredient that makes it fabulous.
Banana Stand Smoothie Recipe inspired by Arrested Development


You need a few Arrested Development Banana Stand Smoothies in your life (they have a secret ingredient that makes them extra delicious!). Are you a fan? It’s truly one of the only shows that I enjoy watching the reruns again and again. The many hidden, recurring Arrested Development jokes and foreshadows to what is coming up makes watching past seasons even more funny the second and third time around!

A group of us {Operation Hot Ham Water} got together and planned out a Premier Party menu that you don’t want to miss. Keep reading to the end of the post for links to all of the delicious and silly dishes. There are actually 4 Bluth Frozen Bananas and at least 1 (maybe more) unofficial banana called the G.O.B. if you watch closely.  I would say the prices are reasonable

  • Small ($1.65)
  • Medium ($1.85)
  • Large ($2.50)

And “Ten cents gets you nuts.” ~ George Michael (from The Pilot)


Banana Smoothie recipe- It's delicious and has a secret ingredient that makes it fabulous.

My Banana Stand Smoothie is based on the On The Go-Go Banana.

  • The Original Frozen Banana — Frozen banana dipped in hot fudge and covered with fresh nuts
  • The George Daddy — Frozen dipped bananas sandwiched between chocolate grahams
  • The On the Go-Go Banana — Frozen banana in a cup of sizzling hot fudge
  • The Giddy-Girly Banana — Frozen banana dipped in hot fudge and covered with our pink heart candy
  • The G.O.B. — Frozen banana double dipped in chocolate with double the nuts (as seen on “Charity Drive”)

If you don’t have time to prepare smoothies you could always serve juice. Parties with unlimited juice boxes are off the hook.

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Arrested Development Premier Blog Party

Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts-  Blue Vodka Lemonade

Texanerin Baking- 100% Whole Wheat Peanut Butter Ice Cream Sandwiches

In Katrina’s Kitchen- Banana Stand Smoothies

Gimme Some Oven- Salted Chocolate Frozen Banana Bites

Stetted- Afternoon Delight

The Realistic Nutritionist- Bluth Frozen Banana

Nutmeg Nanny- Banana Donuts & Homemade Soda

Foodie with Family- Vodka and Toast

Emily Bites- Corn Balls

Dishes that did not make the cut-offs:

Bone Stew

Pop-Pop Corn

Hard Boiled Eggs


Candy Beans

Skip’s Scramble


Banana Stand Smoothie Recipe inspired by Arrested Development. There's always money in the banana stand.


I would suggest you try the brown sugar in this smoothie. Bananas are surely sweet enough but the brown sugar in the background gives it a nice flavor bump.

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Arrested Development Banana Stand Smoothies

A creamy banana smoothie recipe sweetened with hot fudge and brown sugar

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  • 3 bananas, fresh or frozen
  • 1 Tablespoon brown sugar
  • 3/4 Cup milk
  • 3-4 ice cubes
  • 2-3 Tablespoons hot fudge sauce, purchased or prepared


  • Place bananas, brown sugar, milk, and ice into a blender and pulse until smooth.
  • Pour into glasses and top with hot fudge sauce.
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