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Master Cleanse Recipe

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Updated May 23, 2014

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The Master Cleanse, also called the Master Cleanser or the lemonade diet, is a liquid diet first created in the 1940s that has become popular again recently. You can read more about the Master Cleanse and find out the history, essentials and possible side effects and safety concerns (what you need to know about the Master Cleanse).

This is a typical Master Cleanse recipe. There are many variations of this recipe, but the ingredients are generally the same. The recipe and detailed information about the diet can be found in the original book, The Master Cleanser, by Stanley Burroughs.

Makes 1 serving

  • 2 Tbsp organic grade B maple syrup
  • 2 Tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/10 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 10 oz purified warm or room temperature water

Combine the lemon juice, maple syrup and cayenne with the water. Stir.

Makes 6 servings (typically a day's worth)

  • 12 Tbsp organic grade B maple syrup
  • 12 Tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 60 oz purified warm or room temperature water

Combine the lemon juice, maple syrup and cayenne with the water. Stir.



Source:

Burroughs, Stanley. The Master Cleanser. Burroughs Books, 1976.

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