Here is the recipe for our MASTER CLEANSE Inspired by the WHOLE FOODS version, we now make our own at home. This is a lemonade-based fast prescribed for detoxification and weight loss. It is a healthy way to fast because between the lemons and the maple syrup you get all the micronutrients you need to sustain the body. Organic lemons are best. You can leave out the cayenne if you are spice-averse; its role is to help break up toxic deposits within the body. The citrus can do that as well; the cayenne just helps it go faster. I am not doing an exclusive drink cleanse right now, as I am breastfeeding and maintaining higher daily calories for her right now. I enjoy drinking this daily in the morning to flush and reboot my system. I like my morning burn.
2 tablespoons lemon juice or 2 tablespoons lime juice (1/2 lemon)
2 tablespoons of pure grade b maple syrup or 2 tablespoons a maple syrup
1 -2 pinch cayenne pepper, to taste (red)
12 ounces of purified water (very warm)
Cut up some (preferably organic) lemons or limes.
Heat up your water (I just zap it in the microwave for 90 seconds).
Squeeze lemon/lime juice into the warm water (try to avoid getting seeds in your water– I use a tea filter).
Sprinkle a little cayenne powder in and stir in your maple syrup.
Drink this several times a day when you get hungry or thirsty (ok to alternate with pure water but not much else).
Use this as an exclusive food for 2-30 days, as you see and feel appropriate.