Charlotte's Kitchen is delightful to discover a new recipe, as usual, Charlotte's favourite way of easy preparation yet with full nutritious value. Today's recipe is Medjool Dates Pistachios Energy Balls, using Natural Delights Medjool Dates and recipe by Dietitian Georgen Thye.
Dates are in fact a versatile food, we can enjoy as it is - a snack or incorporate into various recipes in our daily cooking. They are widely used in salads, baked items, desserts, smoothies and others. Besides becoming the main choice of food during Ramadan and serves as tasty gift items for festive seasons, dates are versatile to enjoy all year round, they are a convenient fruit to visually enhance and energise any meal.
Whenever I am on-the-go, I will look for a nourishing choice that is convenient to eat. Dates are one of my favourite choices as dates are nutrient dense with 16 essential vitamins and minerals. It provides satisfying, energizing snack for our busy days. Dates are high in calories particularly carbohydrates (74 grams) for the energy we needed especially during a busy day. Besides that, dates are high in natural fibre, with nearly 8g of fibre in 100g of dates. The natural fibre helps to regularise bowel movements, ease constipation and improve overall digestive health.
Let's try this Dates Pistachios Energy Balls recipe by Dietitian Georgen Thye. I love it and I am sure you will love it too! Delicious snacks to eat and to bring around conveniently, and to enjoy anytime of the day. Check for full recipe here https://www.youtube.com/shorts/A4bSnsip52s
Recipe: Medjool Dates Pistachios Energy Balls
10 Natural Delights Medjool Dates, pitted
1/2 cup shelled pistachios
1/4 cup dried coconut shreds, for coating
1. In a food processor, pulse the dates and pistachios until the mixture is well combined and the pistachios are chopped into small pieces.
2. Using your hands, roll the mixture into small balls, about 1 inch in diameter.
3. Roll each ball in the dried coconut shreds, making sure they are well coated.
4. Place the energy balls in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes to firm up before serving.
Amount Per Serving (2 energy balls):
This recipe is super easy and I just can't stop myself from munching these delicious energy balls! These energy balls are good source of fibre, vitamins and minerals, natural sweetness, and give me an instant boost of energy! Dates are convenient to carry and easy to keep them close at hand in your desk drawer, car or kitchen pantry for the ideal heart-healthy snack.
Quick Facts on Natural Delights Medjool Dates
Medjool Dates demand a very specific set of growing conditions where high heat, low humidity and plentiful water meet. Bathed in sunshine and nourished by the Colorado River, Bard Valley is home to America's favourite Medjool Dates.
Medjool Dates are rich in 16 essential vitamins and minerals, including vitamin B, C and D. They are rich concentration of antioxidants. They provide rich and natural sweetness to those with a sweet tooth without giving in to processed sugars. This makes it ideal for making a delicious dish with natural sweetness taste.
The complex carbohydrates found in Medjool Dates are digested at a slower rate, making them a source of dietary fibre and releasing energy to the body over a longer period of time.
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Today's world has many luxuries that may bring easier life for us, we want to enjoy these luxuries but at the same time living expenses is getting higher that becomes a burden for most of us. We start to find ways to reduce our spending cost, and look for discounts and promotions that will enable us to save for some extra money. Thanks to the super app Yippi by TOGL, by downloading this multifunctional super app, Yippi helps us to save a lot of expenses without realizing it in our daily life!
With 6 million users, Yippi has becomes an integral part of many people's daily live, particularly those of young generation and those with high disposable income. This diverse platform allows users to share their lives and to express their ideas, to purchase goods and services, to book travel tickets, and at the same time to earn reward points which in turn to cover their daily expenses. The multifunctional features are designed to enhance the user experience and to meet their daily needs in just one application.
Spend and Earn Money with Yipps Wanted
Who does not like earning something extra while spending at the same time? Yippi Biz new reward program, Yipps Wanted allows users to earn instant reward points when spending on Yippi Biz's partner merchants. Yippi Biz's partner merchants are including RedBox, Park 28 Boutique Dining, Freestone, Bottomless and others, covering all aspects of eating, using and playing, and Yippi will continue to add in more merchant options.
For those users who love to share their lives and to express their ideas on social media, users may receive tips from posts or live streaming on Yippi. On top of that, Yippi users can earn reward points through occasional game events.
Use Points for Dining, Entertainment and Even Paying Off Student Loans and Bills!
As we realize most of our spending costs are getting increased, thus we want to spend smarter. Thus we spend on something that can let us earn reward points. The accumulated reward points earned on Yipps Wanted have many uses, including to offset the utility bills such as water and electricity bills, phone bills and student loans.
These reward points also can be used on Yippi Biz's partner merchants, covering various fields such as catering, online shopping, tourism, entertainment, beauty and healthcare. In addition, customers can use these reward points to shop on Yippi partner e-commerce platform TopzMall or to book travel packages and hotels on the electronic travel platform TogaGo.
Why Should I Download Yippi App?
Yippi can meet our needs on eating, drinking and playing, as well as allows us to earn and exchange reward points from all the small details of our daily life, which helps us to save more! Remember, every little bit counts, so download Yippi now, register for a free account, and become a savvy consumer!
Yippi is a social and communication application developed by TOGL Technology Sdn Bhd. As a super app, Yippi's biggest highlight is the creation of a reward ecosystem, powered by Yipps reward points. The special feature on these reward points is that it can be used on the functions within the Yippi app, and also can be linked to the systems of Yippi Biz, TopzMall, TogaGo, Eostre, and more. This provides users a brand-new point accumulation experience.
How Do I Download Yippi?
Download Yippi app for free through the Apple App Store, Google Play Store or Huawei App Gallery. Once downloaded, sign up for a free account and enjoy the Yippi experience!
How To Access Yippi Biz?
Download "Yippi" from Apple App Store, Google Play Store or Huawei App Gallery, and register for a free account. Click on the 'Yipps Wanted' button at the home page of Yippi app to view merchants nearest to you.
Yippi SuperApp is available for download on Apple App Store and Google Play Store
Business owners who are constantly seeking for effective and trendy way to increase their business sales now has a new option and solution to widen their business horizons. Discover the Yippi Biz, a new service designed to assist local SMEs in increasing sales through online advertising and customer loyalty program. In this year 2023, Yippi moves forward and expanding into new markets, including the SEA region in second quarter of 2023, and China in third quarter of 2023.
Established by TOGL Technology Sdn Bhd, Yippi is Southest Asia's All-in-one E-rewards SuperApp centralized around the collection and spending of Yipps Points. Earn Yipps Points by shopping and dining at over 10,000 member merchants, and spend them on goods, services, travel and utilities.
Let us know some information on TOGL. Established on September 26, 2017, TOGL Technology Sdn Bhd (TOGL) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Toga Limited in Malaysia. TOGL's mission is to build Southeast Asia's premier internet economy system and to create an entrepreneurial platform for individuals and SMEs. TOGL has been continuously developing and improving new technologies to improve people's quality of life through technology.
TOGL first launched the social and communication application Yippi, As a multifunctional entertainment platform, Yippi provides users with social media, instant messaging and live-streaming functions. In year 2019, Yippi incorporated Toga Resonance Technology (T-RT), which was launched by Toga Limited at Singapore Fintech Festival. T-RT encodes a series of natural frequencies that resonate with natural energy frequencies of human body, neutralizing or protecting the life force field of surrounding environments and users from electromagnetic radiation (EMF) in generated vibration energy. Yippi's focus on mental and physical health through social connections and T-RT is a breakthrough for the app.
There are five major keys in Yippi app, namely:-
1. Yippi Biz ~ Consumer Reward Program
2. TopzMall ~ Borderless E-commerce Partner
3. TogaGo ~ Travel Ticket and Hotel Reservation
4. Yippi Entertainment ~ Live Concert, Predict and Win Games
5. Yippi Social Media ~ Instant Messaging, Story, Moments, Streaming
Yippi's biggest highlight is the creation of reward ecosystem, powered by Yipps reward points. The reward points can be used in Yippi app, as well as can be linked to the systems of Yippi Biz, TopzMall, TogaGo, Eostre and more. This provides users with a brand new point accumulation experience.
On top of that, Yippi users can earn reward points through receiving tips from their content creation or live streaming, and by participating in occasional games and activities. Additionally, users can accumulate reward points on purchases at Yippi Biz's merchants.
The reward points earned can be used to offset utility bills such as water and electricity bills, phone bills and student loans. The rewards points earned also can be used for Yippi Biz, TopzMall, TogaGo and more, covering various fields such as catering, online shopping, tourism, entertainment, beauty and healthcare.
Boost Business Sales and Promote Brand Loyalty with Yippi Biz
One of the key features in Yippy reward program is the ability for businesses to place targeted advertisement in the app, allowing business owners to reach new customers and to increase brand awareness.
Yippi new reward program comes with an advanced CRM system that allows businesses to track customer data, to engage with customers through targeted advertising, and to improve customer retention through personalized offers and promotions.
Yipps Wanted, the Yippi E-Reward Program, allows users to earn Yipps Points when they make a purchase from Yippi Biz merchant partners. These points can be redeemed in the collaboration partners including RedBox, Park 28 Boutique Dining, Freestore, Bottomless, and many more.
Shop Across Borders with TopzMall ~ Seamless E-commerce Platform
Established by Yippi, TopzMall provides e-commerce platform solutions for individual and small/medium enterprises in Southeast Asia. With full-process business support, including product management, inventory management, order management, payment processing, logistics and distribution, and customer service, merchants are able to improve their overall business management and operational efficiency via TopzMall's facilities, thus to enhance customer satisfaction, to reduce operating costs, and to capture market trends and opportunities.
TopzMall offers a wide range of products and services, with 23 categories and over 10,000 SKUs, including mobile phones and accessories, watches, health and beauty, baby and toys, groceries, pet supplies, car accessories, women's clothing, women's handbags, women's shoes, men's clothing, men's handbags and wallets, men's shoes, fashion accessories, travel and luggage, games, books and hobbies, home and living, home appliances, computers and accessories, sports and outdoor, games and consoles, cameras and drones, tickets and discount coupons. Yippi users can exchange their reward points for goods in TopzMall, therefore promoting the conversion rate of sellers. TopzMall is constantly expanding its market to whole of Southeast Asia, allowing customers to experience the fun and variety of cross-border online shopping.
Electronic Travel Platform: Comprehensive Solutions for Accommodation, Tickets and Tour Packages
Operated by WGS Discovery Tours & Travel (M) Sdn Bhd, TogaGo is a one-stop travel booking platform that offers users with over 1.4 million exquisite accommodation options worldwide, as well as booking services for train tickets, travel policies, and other queires within China, exciting tour packages and exclusive discounts. Yippi users can choose to use their accumulated reward points to exchange for their dream vacation on TogaGo. Users can plan their travel itineraries more efficiently and conveniently by combining their reward points usage with their personal preferences and budget.
TogaGo is fully licensed under the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture Malaysia (KPK/LN:8227 - Inbound, Outbound and Ticketing). TogaGo has been honored to be Matta Fair, Tourism Malaysia, and Malaysia Truly Asia's members since year 2019.
With 6 million users, Yippi has become an indispensable part of many people's daily live all across the world, particularly those of young generation and those with high disposable income. These users have build up the number of Yippi Biz's clientele, and assist businesses in attracting new clients. This diverse platform allows users to share their lives and to express their ideas, and at the same to offset their daily expenses by earning reward points, which fulfilled the main aim of Yippi that is to enhance user experience and to meet their daily needs in just one application.
Yippi Reward Program helps businesses to retain customers and encourages customers to continue purchase from businesses' brand. This will further build stronger customer relationships as customers make purchase decisions based on their good experience with a brand, and thus encourage word-of-mouth marketing and refer-a-friend customer loyalty program.
To top up the confidence among businesses and users, Yippi's research and development brought many honors to TOGL, including:-
✔ Golden Bull Award 2020 and 2021, through Yippi for Outstanding Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs)
✔ International Innovation Award 2020 under Product Category from Enterprise Asia
✔ The BrandLaureate Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) BestBrands e-Branding Awards 2020 in Information and Communication Technology (ICT) - Social MessagingApp from The World Brands Foundation
✔ Asia Corporate Excellence & Sustainability Awards (ACES) 2021 - Asia's Most Promising SMEs
✔ Asia Responsible Enterprise Awards (AREA) 2021 through Toga Resonance Technology (T-RT) under Health Promotion
✔ Achieved ISO 9001:2015 Certifications for Quality Management System
✔ Selected for the Prestigious GAIN Program by Malaysian Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC)
✔ SME100 Awards 2020 - Malaysia's Fast-Moving Companies from Business Media International
In addition, TOGL provides software support to all subsidiary companies, including TOGA, RedBox, Eostre and Keenon. TOGL also provides a range of professional services to other external clients, such as application development, e-commerce solutions and online platforms, product design and digital transformation, technology consulting, web application development, information technology development and more.
With all these solid and successful developments, TOGL continues to move forward its vision on "To be the No.1 Social Messaging Super in Southeast Asia". Following this vision, TOGL has planned to expand to Southeast Asia and is making efforts to achieve this goal.
Have a quick watch on the video about Yippi SuperApp below:-
How Do I Download Yippi?
As a summary, Yippi is a platform where users can share and discuss their life, create contents, express their thoughts, buy things, plan trips and accumulate reward points to pay for daily costs. These functions are intended to improve user experience and fulfill users' daily demands in a single application.
Download the Yippi app for free through Apple App Store, Google Play Store or Huawei App Gallery. Once downloaded, you can sign up for a free account and enjoy Yippi's wonderful experience!
Check for more information on Yippi Social Media Links:
As a mother who juggling work and motherhood, my busy lifestyle leaves little time for me to focus on myself and my own well-being. This poses dangers for my body and skin healthiness. When I found that I started to experience sleep problem, body digestive problem, weight increased, felt tired easily that affected my thinking and memory, I know I need to do something.
I have been introduced to GKB health supplement products. One of its USPs that keep me interested is GKB probiotics are manufactured with antioxidant multilayer encapsulation technology in granular form, which is to reduce the risk of choking when consume. Another USP is GKB probiotics with 4 multilayer coating, the 4 layers of protection is to ensure the probiotics enter the intestines and intact at high survival rate.
GK Bio International Sdn. Bhd., referred to as GKB, was established in year 2018, a joint venture between All Cosmos Bio-Tech Holding Corporation and Grape King Bio from Taiwan. The objective is to promote the importance of health and wellness by providing quality health products that help to regulate our body functions at affordable prices. Since its inception, the company has helped over 1 million Malaysians to maintain a healthy lifestyle.
All products under GKB are certified with PIC/S GMP, ISO22000, HACCP, NSF GMP, TQF, HALAL, TFDA secondary quality control certification, Malaysian GMP excellent manufacturing standard certification, FSSC 22000 and ISO/IEC TAF 17025, which guarantee the highest product safety, quality and manufacturing standards.
GKB's probiotics and mushrooms are cultivated by 145 R&D scientists, and innovative biotechnology is used in cultivating highly acid-resistant, active, healthy and beneficial bacteria, which improve physiological functions, help maintain digestive tract functions, as well as improve intestinal bio flora to promote metabolism, enhance immunity, relieve constipation and diarrhea, and improve overall bowel habits. GKB uses over 40 medicinal mushrooms and probiotic strains in its products, ensuring that the products are 100% natural, residue-free, chemical-free and side-effect free, to be a nutritional supplement suitable for the whole family.
GKB 5 Essentials for Stomach and Intestines
Modern fast-paced lifestyle brings stressful workloads with irregular mealtimes, regular eating out with poor dietary habits such as greasy and processed food, lack of vegetable and fruit intake, plus infrequent exercise, all these can affect and deteriorate our health. Besides the importance of keeping up with exercise and with sufficient sleep time, proper supplementation of probiotics is another way to help in maintaining health, improving digestion and enhancing the immune system.
GKB has launched five targeted products, with the aim to help consumer in enhancing the intestine health from the inside out.
❶ Gut Savior
GKB Probio+ contains 5 types of live and functional probiotics and 4 types of prebiotics that assist digestion and reduce constipation and diarrhea. The perfect combination of probiotics and prebiotics to provide more protection for the intestine, to improve nutrient absorption, to maintain a healthy balance of gut bacteria, and to increase immunity.
It comes with 30 sachets per box, each sachet with 3g powder that contains 20 billion CFU, suitable for daily consumption for the family's stomach health. It is also suitable for those with mild constipation and mild indigestion.
❷ Stomach Essential
GKB Probizymes is formulated with probiotics, prebiotics, carbohydrate enzymes, protein enzymes, and lipid enzymes specifically for people with prolonged gastric distension, gastric pain, as well as improving the symptoms of acid reflux.
It comes with 30 sachets per box, each sachet with 3g powder.
❸ Skincare Essential
GKB LACTOBACILLUS RHAMNOSUS PLUS
Lactobacillus Rhamnosus probiotic strain is widely used to prevent gastrointestinal diseases such as leaky gut or dysbiosis. It is also known to reduce skin sensitivity and eczema problems, and to promote healthy skin. Besides that, it can helps to prevent female genital infections, to improve immunity and to relieve microbial imbalance related diseases. This product is widely welcomed by women.
It comes with 30 sachets per box, each sachet with 2g powder.
❹ Constipation Essential
GKB G-PRO GOLD
An irregular lifestyle, frequent eating out and work stress may lead to constipation. GKB G-Pro Gold contains 10 types of probiotics and 2 types of prebiotics. It is specifically designed for those with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), severe diarrhea or severe constipation. Probiotics reproduce and metabolize in the gut, improves intestinal pH and secretions, to help reduce the survival of pathogenic bacteria, thus enhancing the intestinal barrier function and reducing the occurrence of bowel inflammation.
It comes with 60 vegetarian capsules per box, each capsule contains 80 billion CFU, which can boost the gut flora.
❺ Oil-Absorbing Essential
GKB LACTOBACILLUS PLANTARUM GKM3
Lactobacillus Plantarum is a powerful probiotic strain that can help to absorb fat from our body, to reduce fat absorption, uric acid and blood lipids (cholesterol, triglycerides). It helps to reduce calorie intake, reduce calorie absorption, help reduce weight, increase energy, help digestive system, as well as increase skin moisture and reduce the effects of skin damage caused by UV rays.
This product is suitable for those who want to lose weight and enjoy delicacies at the same time. It is also suitable for maintaining weight, for those with mild constipation and with dry skin. In addition to lose weight and improve gut health, it can help to reduce wrinkles and to improve skin elasticity.
It comes with 30 capsules per bottle.
My favourite is definitely goes to the Skincare Essential ~ GKB Lactobacillus Rhamnosus Plus. It comes with powder form and I can just consume directly from the sachet, I can bring it out conveniently with its small packaging and consume it anywhere easily. It helps me to reduce my skin sensitivity for a healthier skin.
Now I feel no guilt when I crave for fried chicken, with GKB Lactobacillus Plantarum GKM3, I can enjoy my fried food and maintain my body weight at the same time. Another favourite product of mine is the Gut Savior Essential ~ GKB Probio+, with its signature 4 multilayer coating on its probiotics, my poor digestion that leads to mild constipation has been improving.
In light of year 2023, GKB hopes to promote the importance of healthy living among Malaysians. In addition to probiotic products, GKB also launched mushroom-based health products. GKB Lion's Mane Mushroom contains the mycelium of Lion's Mane Mushroom with Erinacine A, which can effectively maintain and strengthen brain function.
Since the sofa set in my house is wear and tear after almost ten years of using it, I have been hunting for new sofa offered in the market. Several factors for me to consider in buying a sofa, including shape, size, price point, style, colour and fabric. Recently I came across reading one of my friend's good review on Zinus Sofa, therefore I visited Zinus website https://zinus.com.my/ to search for more information.
Zinus brand has been in the market since year 1979. This global mattress and furniture brand is available in more than 15 countries and now is available in Malaysia's market.
The strong points offered by Zinus are:
✅ Built To Last
Strong frame wrapped in supportive foam cushioning and durable woven fabric.
✅ Tool Free Assembly
All parts and instructions are packed into one box for easy assembly, without needed to use any other tools.
✅ Easy Care
Affixed cushions are easily cleaned with a clean, damp cloth and mild detergent.
Since Zinus Showroom is not too far away from my house, I decided to pay a visit to the showroom so that I can touch and feel the sofa's fabric and to feel the sitting comfort on the sofa.
Richardo Designer Upholstered Sofa, Dark Grey
Jackie Modern Upholstered Sofa, Soft Grey Weave
Josh Contemporary Upholstered Sofa, Beige
Zinus Designer Sofas are available in 3 series:
➡️ Richardo Designer Upholstered Sofa, Dark Grey
➡️ Jackie Modern Upholstered Sofa, Soft Grey Weave
➡️ Josh Contemporary Upholstered Sofa, Beige
All series come with 2-Seaters and 3-Seaters options.
Check my video below on my visit to Zinus Showroom.
I decided to choose Jackie Modern as I love its nice fabric with soft grey colour. After the satisfying checking and touching and sitting on my chosen sofa, I placed the purchase order via Zinus Website, since Zinus is offering FREE DELIVERY for all Zinus products within Peninsula Malaysia, as well as 1-Year Worry Free Limited Warranty on Zinus Sofa.
Do not worry on the self-installation process, I can assure that it is very easy indeed (check my video below and you will know that I am telling the true^^), plus it is Tool-Free, we can just install all parts without using other tools! The self-installation option is actually preferred by those who is living in apartment or condominium with limited space on corridor and lift. The compact size packaging box delivered by Zinus suits perfectly for the mentioned concerns.
Check my video below on this very easy DIY installation process.
The Zinus Jackie Modern Sofa arrived fast after ordering, within 3 to 4 days. The sofa was packed compactly in a packaging box with bubble wrapped and plastic wrapped for secure packaging. Everything arrived in one box, including two back pillows, two sofa arms (each marked with L for left, R for right), a box filled with five screw-on sofa legs, all these packed inside the sofa seat plus a sofa back.
Compact size packaging box
Secure packaging with bubble wrapped and plastic wrapped
Sofa seat (bottom) and sofa back (top)
All parts are packed inside the sofa seat
4 sofa legs and 1 middle leg
No tools are needed for assembly. All we need to do is to twist the sofa legs into the holes underneath the two sofa arms and one sofa middle leg underneath middle of sofa seat, then to lift the sofa seat and to slide its brackets (two on either end) into the matching brackets on sofa arms. Next, to fit the sofa back into the remaining brackets on sofa arms, and to zip the gap between sofa seat and sofa back. Lastly, to place the back pillows and that is it.
Twist the sofa legs into the holes underneath the two sofa arms
Twist the middle leg underneath middle of sofa seat
Attach sofa arms at left and right sides
Attach sofa back
Zip the gap between sofa seat and sofa back
Attach back pillows
Despite its light weight and taking just minutes to assemble, this sofa is very sturdy. It has a strong frame wrapped in supportive foam cushioning and durable woven fabric, with pocketed spring cushion and S-spring underlay, provides comfortable seating for up to three persons (for 3-Seaters option which is selected by me). Seat cushions are secured to the frame and are not detachable, while back cushions are detachable.
Jackie Modern Upholstered Sofa
In terms of style and design, I like Jackie's minimalist style with modern and chic feels. Jackie's soft grey fabric with its minimalist design can easily complement with any colours of walls in living room. While from a comfort perspective, the tall sofa legs that make the back and sides of this sofa slightly taller, visually, this is a design plus.
Polyester fabric with foam and fiber cushions
Zinus sofa provides easy care and maintenance too. Its polyester fabric with foam and fiber cushions can be easily cleaned with a clean, damp cloth and mild detergent.
Besides the 3 series designer sofas, Zinus also offers mattresses, bedframes and cool pillows. Visit Zinus website https://zinus.com.my/ to check for more information.