To me, spring cleaning of the body means lots of fruits, vegetables, juices and soups! When it comes to soups, I tend to read countless recipes, test a few, making ammendments based on personal taste and intuition, and after a few weeks of been tried and tested a few times, they officially enter Mahi’s Recipe Collection! Here’s a delish Cyprus vetch soup (known to Greeks as ‘fava’ or ‘louvana’): Ingredients: – 1 large onion, finely chopped – 2 carrots, grated coarsely – 2 medium zucchini, grated coarsely – 1 cup vetch (fava) – 1/2 cup fresh spinach – 6 cups water – 2 tbsps olive oil – herbal salt Preparation: Add water in a pan together with all vegetables (except for the spinach) and the salt. When the water boils, turn down the heat and allow to cook for about 45 minutes- 1 hour. When the fava is ready, put in a blender for 1-2 minutes. Return to the pan on very low heat and add the spinach- cut coarsely. Allow to cook for 3-4 minutes, add the olive oil and more herbal salt as needed. Notes: this soup is super healthy and nutritional- it is high in carbs (63%) and vegetable protein (20%).