My routine in the 10-Days Master Cleanse Program
1. Lemons x 4 (organic preferred; produces approximately 16-19 tablespoons of lemon juice)
2. Organic Cayenne Pepper x 1 pack (you won’t need that much for 10-Day cleanse)
3. Organic Grade B Maple Syrup
4. Organic Smooth Move – Senna, Stimulant Laxative Tea
5. Pure Water – I use filtered water (and I’d like to believe that the many hundreds of dollars that the mum paid for the filtration system is justified to give good enough water)
A. Make myself a cup of Smooth Move tea in the morning, cover the cup, steep for 10-15 minutes, drink with empty stomach.
B. Salt Water Flush/Bath – 2 teaspoons of organic sea salt, dilute in a glass of water, drink (and curse in your head) with empty stomach
I have the salt water flush every other 2 days, and have laxative tea in place of salt water flush. My body has developed an adverse phobic reaction towards salt water after my hospitalization for acute colitis when they gave me similar salty solution to flush out my system to ready for the colonoscopy. Whenever I take the salt water flush, I break in cold sweat and feel fainting.
Since I am supposed to have my first lemonade of the day in 1 hour after the Smooth Move/Salt Water Flush, I use the time to make breakfast for the husband, and prepare my Lemonade Concentrate.
1. Bowl to collect the squeezed juice
2. Lemon squeezer
4. Disposable gloves (the lemon juice cuts into my skin, so I use disposable gloves when squeezing the lemon)
6. Organic Grade B Maple Syrup
7. Glass to store your premix lemonade concentrate
1. According to the article I read on themastercleanse.org, cayenne pepper ‘steeps’ overtime, therefore if you premix the lemonade in a large bottle to cater for whole day’s consumption, the pepper will become too spicy overtime. I can attest to that, I premix the lemonade for Day 1 & 2, and it really was too spicy after my first glass of lemonade.
2. You may store excess lemons in the fridge, but when the lemons are in the fridge, the enzymes are dormant. What I do is to take out 4 lemons every morning to leave it in the bowl and leave on table, so that the lemons are ready to be used the next morning.
3. If you must premix your lemonade, premix only the lemon juice and maple syrup. According, maple syrup serves as the ‘preservatives’ and keep the enzymes alive. Depending on how big your lemons are, I get this much for 4 regular size lemons.
The squeezer that the husband bought for me has very short handle, hence the lack of leverage. I cut the lemons into 4 thick slices to fit into the squeezer.
a) Scoop the lemon juice into a glass (preferably with lid); I get 17 tablespoons of juice today.
b) Add 16 tablespoons of maple syrup. Information says that if you wish to lose weight, you should lessen the quantity of maple syrup; I care to lose weight but my priority is health benefits. I would think the maple syrup provides the source of energy and should keep the hungry pangs away.
The original instruction is to mix 2 tablespoons of lemon juice + 2 tablespoons of maple syrup + 1/10 teaspoon of cayenne pepper + 8oz pure water.
You do your math according to how many glasses you plan to drink – make more if you drink more, I have around 8 glasses of lemonade a day – 2 hours interval, so I multiply it by 8 times.
c) Stir it well
d) I don’t have a lid for the glass, so I cover the glass of lemon juice concentrate with wrap instead. I store this in the fridge because I am very uncomfortable with ants gathering around anywhere.
There you have it, that is the first part of my morning routine!
My Lemonade Meal in a Glass
Every 2 hourly, I make myself a glass of refreshing lemonade. I take out the lemon concentrate that I have prepared in the morning, stir to make sure the maple syrup and lemon juice are well mixed, scoop 4 tablespoons of the concentrate into another glass.
Add small pinch cayenne pepper, add filtered water (I like my drink cold, so I stored a bottle – ABS free – water in the fridge), stir well.
Now, if you would excuse me, I would like to have my ‘meal’.
Cayenne pepper used this way is not spicy, but barely noticeable in taste, so don’t be put off with the idea of pepper in drink.
1. Master Cleanse Kit – buy online (Singapore)
2. The Master Cleanse
3. Book on Amazon: The Master Cleanser by Stanley Burroughs
4. Book on TheBookDepository (free worldwide shipping): The Master Cleanser by Stanley Burroughs