5 Tips to Make the Master Cleanse Lemonade Right

Everyone who chooses to do the Master Cleanse has very specific reasons to do so and goals to achieve: be it weight-lose, releasing toxins and bad eating habits or balancing their health in certain aspects. To ensure your results, we decided to write a short article to help you avoid the common mistakes many people make during the Master Cleanse.

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Here are 5 tips on how to make the Master Cleanse Lemonade right: 

Tip # 1 – How to store your lemons

organic_lemons, Master Cleanse tipsStore your  lemons on the counter to ripen, NOT in the fridge. Enzymes are dormant in the fridge. You want those enzymes. Take the 10 most ripe lemons out for your first day or two.

This is a simple mistake to make but it can be very costly and have a big impact on the detoxing process that is taking place during the Master Cleanse. The Fresh Lemon Juice is the MOST CRITICAL component of The Lemonade Diet. If you don’t drink your Lemon Juice Fresh, you will not be getting the vital Enzymes that lose vitality over time, and exposure to light and air.

Tip # 2 – Use the best quality of water you can find/afford

The quality of water consumed during the Cleanse is extremely important. The quality of your water during the Master Cleanse is the key to great results.You probably know that your body uses water to flush and transport toxins to the organs of elimination ( The colon, bladder, lungs, skin and so on…) to discharge them. Latest scientific research shows that many health problems can be significantly improved, or completely eliminated, with just an adequate consumption of good water.

We recommend 3 ways to ensure your water is pure and appropriate for the Master Cleanse:

  1. Check your local health-food store for Purified Bottled Water.
  2. Install good Water Filter for your tap water.
  3. You can also use Water Ionizer.

Can I use distilled water?

Make sure NOT to use distilled water. Stanley Burroughs – The Master Cleanse founder, did not recommend using distilled water. He called it was “cooked” – completely stripped of natural minerals found in water.It is also slightly acidic.
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Tip # 3 – Make each glass of lemonade fresh

By that we mean, make one glass at the time if possible and always use freshly squeezed lemon juice. After you  juiced your lemons, add the rest of the lemonade ingredients into the glass, mix immediately and drink. I like to drink the glass quickly because it seems to hit my hunger spot quickly. I usually only drink when I need to, and when enough time has passed to allow for a nice spread over the day as I try to manage my daily quota.

Quick tip: Don’t wait till you are thirsty. That is the final sign of your body telling you that it is dehydrated. Keep to drinking at least 8 glasses of lemonade a day (from my experience) and more if you are working out, have to be very active or doing the cleanse in summer time (when we naturally need to drink more water).

How do I take my Master Cleanse to go and make sure it is fresh each time?  

I know that making the lemonade fresh presents a challenge if you are going to work every day or just have to take your Master Cleanse lemonade on the road with you at times. Please, scroll down the page to watch a video we made that gives you clear instructions on how to make your Master Cleanse concentrate that you can mix with water and add cayenne pepper as you go.

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Tip # 4 – What to do if the lemonade is too spicy

Drink your lemonade as soon as you can after you made it (5-10 minutes after it was made). If you allow the lemonade to sit with the Cayenne pepper in it for too long as it will steep (just like a tea). The lemonade will get too spicy and that may prevent you from drinking enough lemonade during the day.

You can also use Cayenne pepper capsules that you can just swallow with each glass of lemonade and avoid the immediate spicy taste of the cayenne pepper and still get all the benefits.

Tip # 5 -The Lemonade Diet Concentrate – the most common mistake

Previously mentioned on this website was my preference to drink Pre-mix Lemonade. I now understand a critical flaw to this plan. The longer your Lemonade sits, the more enzymes die. The solution to this problem is to make your Master Cleanse concentrate that you can use for making fresh lemonade by adding water and the cayenne pepper as you go.

Here is a short video we made on how to make your Master Cleanse Concentrate:

If you need to Pre-mix your Lemonade, then you should only mix a concentrate of just 2 ingredients :

  1. The Fresh Lemon Juice
  2. And the Rich Maple Syrup.
The maple syrup acts as a preservative. This Lemonade Diet Concentrate will keep the enzymes alive long enough to be consumed during the day.Store The Lemonade Diet Concentrate in a cool, dark, glass container. Do not add the cayenne or water to the concentrate! The cayenne will “Steep” like tea, and make the concentrate very hot. The water will dilute the maple syrup and the enzymes in the Fresh Lemon Juice will die. Add the water each time you make a fresh glass of lemonade. Learn the details about Master Cleanse Enzymes and The Lemonade Diet Concentrate because it is crucial to your success, and is a leading cause of Master Cleanse Problems.
Happy Cleansing everyone and please leave us a comment if you are have any of your own tips that you can share with us. Thank you!

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  1. Richard hudon January 2, 2014 at 9:14 pm #

    There is much controversy over the use of distilled water.

    Stanley Burroughs was obviously not familiar with all of the literature on distilled water.

    It is the best water to use for any purpose whatsoever. Yes, it may be slightly acidic, however, we are all possessed of one of the greatest processing systems for preparing foods and beverages for digestion. Our stomach acid has a pH of between 2 and 3.5 depending on many factors. This logically implies that adding a slightly acidic liquid to it does very little to change that level of acidity.

    Even if distilled water is slightly acidic, it has to be processed by your stomach like everything else you ingest and the stomach’s job is to normalize everything you consume by processing it for your body to assimilate it and cause the food or beverage to continue into the GI tract for proper assimilation.

    There are many great authorities that have commented on the goodness and appropriateness of using distilled water for all manner of consuming it and preparing foods and home made juices.

    To download the file with renowned doctors speaking of the benefits of using distilled water click on or copy and paste the following link into your address bar:

  2. Tonya December 17, 2013 at 10:13 am #

    Ease in day 1….. Can I take probotics and systemic enzymes while on the cleanse?

  3. lori luvlife lynn December 9, 2013 at 11:57 am #

    Day 1: In 12 days I look forward to a 120 lb self with a big smile and high energy. It has been 6 yrs since I have seen her. (I have saved her clothes !) It has been a year since I have taken time each day to work out stretch, tai chi, kung fu….. meditate. It is time. It is a Beautiful Day. We have piles and piles of snow to ski in Co…….. business life is going to have to take 3rd or 4th place for the next 10-12 days. I am counting it as a vacation since I have not had one in 2013. Hugs to all my classmates starting day1.

  4. the charming 1 February 3, 2013 at 7:29 pm #

    I am a city carrier I want to be able to mix the ingredients to drink through outthe day, can I do that?

  5. stephanie November 23, 2012 at 8:54 am #

    can we heat the lemonade diet drink so we have it hot/warm? will it kill the enzymes? Thank you in advance for your help.

  6. Jackie November 15, 2012 at 4:33 pm #

    On the 5th day and have followed all the rules. 1day hard then got much better until day 5! Why am I gaining weight??? I gained 2 lbs. since yesterday and today I feel bloated my eyes seem puffy??? Is it the salt water flush? I do it every morning 4 cups water with2 tsp sea salt warm??? What is wrong I want to quite!! Just prio to starting this I was on a low carb diet (meat and fats) and lost 510lbs first week and then up to day 26 nothing??? HELP Jackie

    • Sondra December 18, 2012 at 4:12 pm #

      Make sure you use non-iodized sea salt. Personally I use Himalayan Pink Salt, which has tons of minerals & is not processed like regular table salt (including most regular sea salts). This is a good article explaining differences in salt: (I don’t have any affiliation with the site….just good info)

      In addition to making sure to getting quality salt…..make sure you’re using good water & letting the salt dissolve.

  7. Amanda S October 6, 2012 at 9:08 pm #

    Nothing has been mentioned about organic fruit and syrup and cayenne. Dont forget we are detoxing, and adding pesticides voids the whole process.

    • Live4theNow January 3, 2014 at 6:13 pm #

      I was wandering the same thing….no where on the website does it say it needs to be organic lemons but they do. From experience, as well as reading the original book and just starting another round, organic lemons are key. They taste better, provide more juice and keep you satiated longer. I was so surprised, the very first time I cleansed I was using regular lemons bought anywhere that had a good price, but when I really did my research and started using the organic lemons, the right lemons, my cleanse went so much smoother.

  8. lisa August 26, 2012 at 3:52 am #

    please i need to know if i can eat while the taking lemonade diet cleanser

    • K4ykay May 3, 2013 at 1:40 am #

      No you cannot eat anything while on the cleanse. The master cleAnse is Also known as a fasting cause you cannot eat or consume anything (except you’re lemonade mix) for ten days (which is the minimum days for this cleanse.

      • kim May 15, 2014 at 1:40 pm #

        10 days is NOT the minimum ~~ even 2, 3, or 5 would be of benefit to anyone ~~~ particularly someone who has never cleansed before and has no idea what to expect.

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