Rubicon for Everyone
I’m not sure about you guys but growing up, dinner time on the weekend meant a special treat for us kids. It would be a weekly tradition – whether it meant we went out and had our favourite burger, picked up an ice cream sundae, or even something as small as having a “special” drink with our meal. I fondly remember always choosing mango juice, Rubicon mango to be precise, as my treat if – my brothers left me any!
Now that I’m older, I can’t say that it is a once-a-week treat, but has become somewhat of a household staple, and even more so now since learning Rubicon has launched three new products under their classic Mango Rubicon range, with varying levels of richness! Woah, hold on, does this mean it wont taste the same? Don’t worry, it is still our beloved Rubicon mango, but with differing amounts of sugar so that everyone can enjoy, depending on their preference naturally.
So, given i don’t like to do things in half way measures, this got me thinking about how I could incorporate all three into my every day life, for a multitude of occasions and at any time.
If you have just finished a workout or even fancy a refreshing start to the day, these colourful smoothie bowls using the Light and Fruity Rubicon Mango are ideal. The mango juice has no added sugar and 70% less sugar than the Deluxe, giving these smoothies a subtle sweetness without being too heavy.
- 250ml Light and Fruity Rubicon Mango Juice
- 2 large frozen bananas
- 300g frozen strawberries
- 1 tbsp greek yoghurt
- 1tsp honey or peanut butter
- Toppings (of your choice): chia seeds, cacao nibs, frozen blueberries, mango slices, granola,
- Put all ingredients, except the toppings, into a blender/food processor
- Blitz all together until thick
- Pour into two bowls and garnish with toppings
Notes: if you want a thicker smoothie, add in ice when blending.
STICKY MANGO, LIME , AND CHILLI CHICKEN WINGS WITH MANGO SALSA
As the weather in London is warming up, all I can think about is the perfect food for a bbq. Sadly, summer is still a few months away so I’ve turned to these sticky mango, lime and chilli chicken wings to warm up my day. The regular Rubicon mango juice is a tad richer and is great for this recipe as it has the perfect consistency for a marinade as well as not overpowering the flavour. BW absolutely LOVED these!
- 10 chicken wings, tips removed, drumettes
- 1 tsp garlic paste
- 1 tsp ginger paste
- 1 tsp garam masala
- 1 tsp coriander and chilli paste (blitz coriander, oil, and green chilli in a processor)
- 250ml Regular Rubicon Mango Juice
- 3 limes, juiced
- 150ml olive oil
- 1 tbsp chilli flakes
- Salt and Pepper
- 1/2 tsp garlic paste
- 1/2 tsp ginger paste
- 1/2 tsp coriander and chilli paste
- 150ml Rubicon Mango Juice
- 1/2 tbsp chilli flakes
- 75ml olive oil
- 1 lime, juiced
- 1 tbsp honey
- 1/2 mango, cubed
- 2 spring onions, finely chopped
- 1 green chilli, finely chopped
- Handful of coriander, finely chopped
- Salt and pepper
- 1/2 lime, juiced
Mango, Lime and Chilli Glaze
- Bring all ingredients to a boil in a small saucepan, stirring occasionally,
- Lower the heat to a simmer until glaze reduced
- Leave to sit to thicken slightly.
- Put all ingredients in a bowl and mix
- Leave in fridge until serving time
- Marinate wings in a bowl with all the ingredients and leave in the fridge for at least an hour.
- Spread wings out in a single layer on a tray with baking paper.
- Grill on high for 25 minutes and brush with glaze, before placing back in the grill for 20 minutes.
- Remove when the glaze is lightly caramelised and chicken is throughly cooked.
Now, if you want to get that rich, creamy taste, that you normally look for in an after dinner treat (lets face it, you look for it any time of the day!), these popsicles make a fantastic dessert for everyone. The deluxe Rubicon Mango is the richest of the three, and allows the popsicles to have an lasting, intense mango flavour and stands out as the star of the show. This recipe will require a popsicle mould.
- 1 carton Deluxe Rubicon Mango Juice
- 240g coconut yoghurt
- 400g greek yoghurt
- 1 tbsp sugar
- 300g strawberries
- Whisk together the mango juice and greek yoghurt
- Blitz the strawberries and sugar in a food processor until liquid
- Strain the strawberries through a sieve to remove the seeds.
- Place ingredients in the popsicle mould a layer at a time before freezing.
- Freeze for at least an hour before you enjoy!
Notes: it is best to freeze each layer before adding another so that it does not mix. You can remove the popsicles easily by running the mould under warm water for 20 seconds.
And there you have it, three quick and easy recipes that use all three products. The Rubicon Mango range is available now in all major supermarkets.
How do you have your Rubicon Mango? Leave a comment below and let me know !
P.S. If you’re more of a guava kind of person, the Rubicon Guava has a Regular and Deluxe version too!