Fuel for Thought – Two Quick Breakfasts to Energize and Satisfy

by Kim Taylor
Beyond Simple

May 25, 2023

Read Time: 3 min

healthy eating

Do you find yourself skipping breakfast or lunch because your day just gets away from you… constantly?  

Do you find yourself feeling ravenous but have nothing to grab between calls except a bag of chips or an energy bar? After working yet another late night at the office, are you cruising through the drive-thru on your way home as you tell yourself (again) that soon you’ll get your schedule and your nutrition under control?  

As a fellow “corporate athlete” with a busy schedule, I’ve spent years tweaking my food preparation so as to give my brain and body the fuel it needs without weighing me down or slowing me down. The result is a what I call “Beyond Simplesm" – Healthy Eating for the Corporate Athlete.”  My main focus was… simple:  I wanted to create very healthy meals that taste great but have few ingredients, require minimal preparation time, and are easy to take with me to the office, on an airplane, or in the car for road trips (or interminable commutes!)

Now, I know, there are a million recipes out there and lots of them are amazing, for sure.  But, so many of them require multiple steps (no thanks, I needed simple), special ingredients (no thanks, I don’t have time to source specialty items), or were just not very healthy (no thanks, I don’t want to feel lethargic, bloated, or regretful anymore). Try these Beyond Simplesm recipes for a fast and healthy start to your day!

Breakfast #1:  Loaded Oatmeal

Prep Time: 5 minutes


½ cup of organic, whole grain oats

½ cup fresh or frozen fruit, cut into bite size chunks (try it with ½ an apple – amazing!)

1/3 cup non-sulfite dried coconut

¼ cup chopped or sliced nuts (I love chopped walnuts for this!)

1 tbsp organic chia seeds

1 tbsp organic hemp seeds

1 tbsp organic psyllium husk powder


Set your teapot to boil (you’ll need ~1.5 cups of water)

Mix all your ingredients, except the fruit, into a bowl or to-go container

Pour boiling water over mixture – add enough water to go roughly ½” above mixture

Stir well and cover – let sit for at least 10 minutes while you finish getting ready for work

Mix in fruit and ENJOY!

Breakfast #2:  Savory & Sweet Greek Yogurt

Prep Time: 2 minutes


¾ cup of Chobani Full Fat Plain Greek Yogurt

½ cup of fresh or frozen fruit (I often use frozen blueberries)

¼ cup chopped or sliced nuts (I love chopped walnuts or sliced almonds for this!)


Mix all your ingredients into a bowl or to-go container



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