The Master Cleanse Recipe - The Ingredients You'll Need To Prepare The Master Cleanse Lemonade
There are only a few ingredients you need for the Master Cleanse, but it's important to use the exact products I'm going to tell you about, and don't make any substitutions.
Unlike other diets, the Master Cleanse doesn't require any exotic or expensive ingredients. It just might be the most cost-effective diet in history.
After we talk about the how to make the Master Cleanse lemonade I want to share a common misconception people have about the Master Cleanse. They think all you need to do is drink the lemonade and take a laxative for 10 days and you can breeze right through the detoxing process. Unfortunately, there's a little more to it than that...
After we go over the recipe I want to show you how to avoid some common mistakes people make. Many people don't last one day on the Master Cleanse because they don't know all the steps involved in doing the Master Cleanse. The original Master Cleanse book written almost 70 years ago by Stanley Burroughs didn't cover these details - these are things I've personally developed while helping thousands of people around the world complete the Master Cleanse.
You'll also find out how to reduce or even eliminate common Master Cleanse side effects such as hunger and headaches. If the main reason you're doing the Master Cleanse is for quick weight loss, you'll also want to stick around til' the end because I've got a few tidbits about that you'll want to check out.
But first, let's go over the recipe...
Main Ingredients for the Master Cleanse Recipe:
Pure Filtered Water
Grade B Organic Maple Syrup, Formaldehyde free
Organic Cayenne Pepper
Sea salt - Unrefined, (Not iodized) or Epsom Salt
Natural Herbal Tea (decaffeinated)
Lets Talk About The Main Ingredients You'll Need For The Master Cleanse Recipe
The first one (pure filtered water) is probably the most overlooked step in the Master Cleanse, but it's important if you want to cleanse your body. I know people who won't go near non-organic fruits and vegetables, but they'll drink and cook with unfiltered tap water. That's crazy.
Your local water treatment facility does not do an adequate job of providing you with clean, safe drinking water. The standard water treatment practice is to dump chlorine into the water to kill off the bacteria, and viruses. Chlorine is a poison, and has been linked to cancer. It's not good to consume this on a daily basis.
There's also the risk of chemicals from corporate waste, and farm runoff - as well as the sediment and toxic metals that are found in the pipes that bring water into your home.
Bottled Water is Not a Good Choice Either
In addition to being very expensive, the manufacturing processes for bottled water are not tightly regulated. A lot of times, the bottled water you buy is not any better than city tap water - and sometimes it is just plain city water!
To make sure you get all the detoxing benefits, you should make the lemonade with filtered water. You can find filtered water at most grocery stores, but a more convenient option is to own you're own home water filter.
I recommend Aquasana water filters. After looking at many brands I found the Aquasana performed better than all of them. It also cost a lot less.
You have to be careful when shopping for a quality water filter because a lot of them don't do a good job of filtering out the contaminations found in today's drinking water, and some strip your water of beneficial minerals, which is especially bad for growing children. Aquasana water filters use a combination of carbon filtration, ion exchange and sub-micron filtration to filter out chlorine, lead, VOC's, MTBE and Cysts (chlorine resistant parasites), and leaves in the natural trace minerals.
Okay, I went off on a bit of a tangent there about filtered water, It's just that water is such a crucial element to good health, and for anyone making an effort to lead a clean lifestyle a simple counter top water filtration system will give you more bang for your buck (health wise) than organic produce, free range meat, or nutritional supplements.
As for the other main ingredients they're pretty standard fare, and can be found at most grocery stores. A few things to keep in mind
Use organic ingredients. The goal of the Master Cleanse is to remove toxic substances from your body, so stay away from ingredients that have been sprayed with pesticides
Don't use concentrated lemon juice. If you have to, you can use non-organic lemons, but you cannot use concentrated lemon juice because It's filled with sugar and preservatives.
Make sure the sea salt is Unrefined or Not iodized This will be used as a laxative, if salt intake is a problem for you I'll show you another type of laxative in the Optional Ingredients below
The first of the optional ingredients, the laxative tea, can be used in place of, or in addition to the sea salt flush. The purpose of both of these items is to increase eliminations. Of the two, the sea salt is more effective, but the laxative tea will work fine. The tea can be found in most grocery stores, and is sold under different brand names. The two I use are "Smooth Move" and "Laxative Tea"
The other optional ingredients will help add some flavor to the lemonade you're going to be drinking daily.
The beauty of the Master Cleanse is its simplicity. By going on this diet you allow your body to use the energy it normally spends on breaking down, digesting, and assimilating food to cleanse itself, so you can't add much to the Master Cleanse without taking away from its effectiveness.
But you can use herbal teas (decaffeinated) to help break the redundancy of drinking lemonade all day long. These teas come in an assortment of flavors, and you can drink them hot or cold. Herbal tea can be found at just about any grocery store.
How To Make The Master Cleanse Lemonade
The recipe is fairly simple. You should drink a minimum of 60 oz of lemonade a day, but can drink more if you like. You can also drink as much water as you want. I suggest you consume your body weight in ounces of water.
Below are two different recipes. The first is for a single serving of the Master Cleanse lemonade. The second will make 6 servings
#1 (single serving):
2 Tablespoons of organic lemon Juice (about 1/2 a Lemon)
2 Tablespoons of Organic grade B maple syrup (not the commercial maple flavored syrup you use on pancakes)
1/10 Teaspoon Cayenne pepper powder
Ten ounces of filtered water
#2 (60 oz. daily serving):
60 ounces of filtered water
12 Tablespoons of organic grade B maple syrup
12 Tablespoons of organic lemon juice
1/2 Teaspoon cayenne pepper powder
There are a couple important things to remember when preparing the lemonade.
For one, the lemon juice used must be fresh squeezed. This cannot be emphasized enough. It is necessary to use fresh produce. Canned juice won't work.
Also, the maple syrup must be grade B maple syrup, not the processed syrup (which is usually high fructose corn syrup and artificial flavoring) that is used at the breakfast table.
The cayenne pepper might seem unnecessary, but it's very important. Not only does add a bit of a kick, but the pepper helps to break up mucus and increases healthy blood flow. It's also a good source of B and C vitamins, commonly referred to as Super Vitamins due to their many benefits for the body.
Mixing teas with the recipe is one way to help mix things up, just make sure It's decaffeinated tea because caffeine can restrict blood vessels and we want to keep your body passages as open as possible.
Adding a Natural Laxative To Help Flush Out Your System
Taking a laxative will speed up the detoxing process, and help your body eliminate waste.
I prefer ingestible laxatives like, sea salts, and herbal tea. These are ideal methods for cleaning the colonic tract without the harmful effects of colonics and enemas.
Drinking 1 teaspoon of unrefined non-iodized sea salt mixed with 25-35 ounces of water will flush out your system.
It's best to use either of these laxatives (or both of them) 2 times a day. I've found it best to take them in the morning and before I go to bed.
Also, I advise you give yourself about one hour before you go out when you do this. These laxatives will work fast, and you will discover why you should probably be at home near a bathroom when you use them.
Okay, you know the Master Cleanse receipe and you're probably excited to round up your suppleis and get started. As a someone whoes been helping people use the Master Cleanse to look and feel better for more than a decade there a few more things you need to know if you want to make your 10-day jounrey on the Master Cleanse as easy and as comfortable as possible.
Master Cleanse Directions
Knowing how to do the Master Cleanse takes more than just understanding how to prepare the lemonade.
You have to know how to get your body ready. If it's your first time doing the Master Cleanse this part is crucial - you want to ease into the Master Cleanse for up to 3-days.
Doing this allows your body to adjust to the detoxing process.
Exiting the Master Cleanse is also where a lot of people mess up. You shouldn't go cold turkey. It's best to ease out of the cleanse by slowly introducing solid food back into your diet over the course of 3-days.
There are also techniques for reducing and even eliminating hunger and the bothersome side effects you may experience while doing the Master Cleanse.
If dropping a large amount of weight in a hurry is the reason you're doing the Master Cleanse there are a few things you can do that will help you get better results. Weight loss is the main reason people come to for help so I developed a modified version of the Master Cleanse to help them.
In my Effortless Master Cleanse program you'll discover how to do everything we just talked about, and more. You can check out Effortless Master Cleanse and even download it if you like by following the link below: