The Master Cleanse is an infamous detoxification plan, but who actually knows the details, such as the recipe for master cleanse or its supplementary components.
It’s a lot more than lemonade and even though it’s a simple recipe, it’s also very specific, which can make it a lot trickier than most people think.
So, if you’ve tried the master cleanse before and didn’t get the results you wanted or expected, read along. The flaw may have been in your recipe.
This is probably one of the most important aspects on the recipe for master cleanse diet. You need minimum 60 ounces of the mixture, but don’t drink more than 120.
I recommend that you take in 8 to 9 one serving glasses a day. On a side note, you also need to take in a lot of water.
A good gauge for this is body weight. 1 ounce per pound is a good rule of thumb, so if you weigh 150 pounds, for example, you need 150 ounces of water.
Remember, this is a detoxification plan so you want your urine to be clear. What you definitely don’t want, on the other hand, is dehydration.
As I mentioned before, the ingredients themselves are pretty simple. They consist of lemons, water, maple syrup, and cayenne pepper. That’s where simplicity ends, however.
The recipe for master cleanse requires that everything is fresh and natural. That means freshly squeezed lemons, organic maple syrup and pepper.
It may be tempting to use the fast and easy stuff, but here’s why you shouldn’t. Freshly squeezed lemon juice has certain vitamins and nutrients.
If you substitute, you may short your body of some important nutrition, something you don’t want to do, especially with something as restrictive as this.
Similarly, the organic maple syrup is full of nutrients and is the main ingredient in terms of what will be sustaining your body. Regular table syrup, on the other hand, is full of pretty much nothing, other than sugar.
The Ingredient Ratio
You can’t just toss all of the ingredients together and call it a day. Everything has to be carefully measured out for maximum benefit.
The recipe for master cleanse is very exact. 12 tablespoons of maple syrup for a 60 ounce mixture, for example. Why’s this so important?
Look at it this way. If you used less, your body may not be getting enough nutrition, which can lead to undesirable side effects, such as brittle hair and nails. If you used too much, you might not burn any fat, which is where toxins build up.
In fact, if you didn’t follow the ratio, you could end up gaining weight on the diet, and although the primary function of the master cleanse is detoxification, weight loss is an often sought after benefit.
Aside from the maple syrup, the recipe calls for 60 ounces of filtered water, 12 tablespoons of lemon juice, and 1/2 teaspoon of cayenne pepper.
Though not an actual part of the recipe for the master cleanse, supplementation can be just as important, especially mentally.
It can get boring drinking the same thing day after day, so it’s good to know that you can add decaffeinated herbal teas, for example, to your mixture without jeopardizing your detoxification.
Knowing which natural laxatives to use, as well as how frequently to use them also maximizes the benefits of the master cleanse.
It would take a whole other article to go into the specifics of that, so I recommend you read Master Cleanse Secrets for the complete master cleanse recipe, as well as the types of acceptable supplementation there are.
Happy detoxification and I hope I was able to give you a little bit more insight into the world of proper detoxification.