Master Cleanse Diet Recipe or Lemon Juice
3/4 C or 12 tablespoons Lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
3/4 C or 12 Tbsp Grade B Maple Syrup
7 1/2 C or 60 oz. Filtered water
Mix all the ingredients. Use an empty 32 oz glass juice bottle or plastic water bottle for storage and drinking. Makes 6 servings. 6 servings = 1 day of Master Cleanse.
* Use freshly squeezed lemon juice.
* Maple syrup must be grade B.
* The water must be purified.
* Organic if possible. (Optional)
* Lemon pulp can be used, not in the original recipe, but I think it is more cost effective and does not alter the results.
Single Serving Master Cleanse
2 tbsp. Lemon juice
2 tbsp. Maple syrup
1/10 teaspoon Cayenne Pepper Powder
1 1/4 C or 10 oz. Filtered water
Take the recipe for a single serving 6 times a day to equal an entire day’s worth of Master Cleanse.
Salt water discharge
4 C or 32 oz of purified water
2 tbsp. Non-iodized sea salt
Mix all the ingredients and heat on the stove until the salt dissolves. Drink the 32 oz. of salty water.
The salt water acts like an enema and causes an immediate release. If nothing happens, rinse again with salt water adding more salt.
Salt water is supposed to mislead the mind into thinking it is blood, and therefore it is not absorbed by the body. Do this in the morning, but leave the entire day free for this experiment.
Herbal detox tea
It can be purchased at any pharmacy or online vitamin store. It is recommended to drink the detox tea every night and do the salt water wash in the morning (but I prefer to skip the detox tea because I find it unnecessary).
Pros and cons of Master Cleanse
Advantages: You will lose weight quickly, but you can regain it once you eat solid foods. It may be better than the current diet. If you thrive on structure and few food options, you can focus on healthy eating and a lifestyle change. It can help flush toxins and other ailments from your body.
Cons: You may feel irritable and dizzy for the first few days. It can be expensive. You may need an electric lemon squeezer because squeezing lemons manually becomes tedious. Detox Tea can cause painful diarrhea and cramps without elimination. The salt water rinse may not have removal. If elimination does not occur, the body can absorb the salt water leaving it bloated and physically bloated. Bad breath. It should not be used by pregnant or lactating people. It can affect medication. I also find that those who are already quite healthy or vegetarian do not benefit from the Master Cleanse as much as people who eat a lot of meat or eat a lot of junk food.
Note: I find making the detox tea and salt water scrub a little unwieldy for most people. Side effects can be painful cramps or bloating. I would only recommend doing the salt water wash and not the detox tea for no more than once a day for up to 1-2 days. (This is from personal experience and no part of the original master cleaning instructions).