If there’s one thing I love, it’s a good, hearty soup.

And theres nothing quite like a good bone broth soup.

It’s great for your gut health and it’s DELICIOUS!

So today I’m going to share with you one of my favourite recipes for Vietnamese Pho.


  • 2L (8 cups) bone broth (homemade or made from concentrate)
  •  2 thick slices ginger
  •  1 onion, thinly sliced
  •  2 garlic cloves, sliced
  •  3 star anise
  •  2 cinnamon quills, lightly bruised
  •  1- 2 tablespoons caster sugar
  •  1/3 cup (80ml) fish sauce
  •  375g flat rice noodles
  •  400g beef eye fillet, very thinly sliced
  •  1 cup (80g) bean sprouts
  •  1 long red chilli, seeds removed, thinly sliced
  •  1/3 cup fresh basil leaves, to serve
  •  1/3 cup fresh mint leaves, to serve
  •  1/3 cup coriander leaves, to serve
  •  Fresh limes


  1. Place stock and 2 cups (500ml) water in a saucepan with ginger, onion, garlic, star anise, cinnamon, sugar and fish sauce. Bring to the boil, then reduce heat to low. Cover and simmer for 20 minutes. Strain, discarding solids, then return soup to pan. Cover and return to the boil.
  2. Meanwhile, prepare noodles according to packet instructions. Drain well.
  3. Divide the noodles among warmed soup bowls, then top with the sliced beef fillet. Pour over the hot soup mixture (the heat will gently cook the meat) and top with the bean sprouts.
  4. Serve garnished with chilli and fresh herbs. At the very end squeeze the juice of half a lime into your bowl, mix up and enjoy.

I hope you enjoy this one!



Simone Ashton
Simone Ashton

Simone Ashton is a Coach & Senior Nutritionist of Absolute Health & Fitness. She is dedicated to helping women break free of the vicious dieting cycle so that they can live a happy, healthy, balanced and confident life. Her greatest achievement is her twins Eli and Indi and she shares her passion for all things nutrition, training, family, food, footy, travel and cultural experiences with her husband Clint. Together they have built AHF from the ground up to be the go to for women over 40 who are desperate for life long change and are sick and tired of being stuck in the yo-yo dieting cycle. She loves music, being free and knows happiness comes from within and to be happy you must do what feeds your soul, so that you can live your best life! Simone knows that living a healthy but balanced life is one of the keys to success and loves spending her spare time with family whilst enjoying espresso martinis, wine, chocolate and all things Italian.

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