You’ve got to try this brain-nourishing chicken and noodle soup

June 14, 2022

By Shelley McKenzie

Is there anything better than a soup simmering away on the stove top on a cold winters day? We don’t think so. Read on to find out why nutritionist Shelley is such a fan of this nourishing recipe.

I absolutely love how versatile, nourishing and healing a simple soup can be. This soup recipe is certainly family friendly and as I near closer to the end of my pregnancy I am trying out new recipes with a big focus on brain power, energy and healing.

This soup is made with the base of chicken bone broth which is abundant in collagen and gelatine. These proteins help to support gut and digestive health which in turn supports many things including your immune system. Something we all need coming into winter.

I also used added garlic, ginger and turmeric as the spices. These are anti-inflammatory and amazing winter herbs and spices to support your immune system this winter.

If you prefer a plant-based alternative, you can easily swap the chicken bone broth for a veggie broth and the chicken thighs for a vegan alternative.

Makes: 4-5 serves

Cook Time: 60 minutes


  • 600ml chicken bone broth or stock
  • 200g chicken thigh (cut into strips)
  • 370g pkt rice noodles
  • 200g mushrooms sliced
  • 1 carrot
  • 2 sticks celery
  • 1 onion
  • 1 tbsp ginger
  • 2 garlic clove
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 2 tsp Wanderlust Brain Mushroom powder
  • 1 tbsp tamari
  • Parsley garnish


  1. Heat the oil and cook the onion for 2 minutes until soft. Add the ginger, garlic, Wanderlust Brain Mushroom powder, turmeric, and cook for a minute.
  2. Stir in the mushrooms, carrot and celery and cook for 4-5 minutes or until softened.
  3. Add the chicken broth or stock and Tamari and bring to a simmer. Add the chicken thigh and simmer gently for a few minutes until cooked through.
  4. Mix through the rice noodles and allow to sit for 3 – 5 minutes or until they have soften.
  5. Serve into your bowl and garnish with chilli and parsley.

Shelley Mckenzie has been in the health industry for over 15 years. She is a Mumma to two boys and the founder of Freedom Wellness. A wellness hub specialising in Womens health where Shelley practises as a clinical Nutritionist and Naturopath.









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