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The Purist's Lemonade

What you need: 

5 to 6 lemons (right off the tree if possible)
3/4 cup pure grade maple syrup (I use grade C)
3 quarts filtered water (depending upon how tart your lemons are)

What you do: 

1. Juice lemons and pour into a blender (strain pulp and seeds if that's your preference). Add 3/4 cup maple syrup and blend until well mixed (about 10 seconds, or so).
2. Adjust sweetner to your liking and contiue blending process until you have it where you want it. Pour sweetened lemon juice into a one gallon container and gradually add water.
3. Shake well and adjust water and sweetner to your liking. Add a few lemon slices and chill or add ice. Great for parties.
For an added twist, toss a few strawberries into the blender during the first step. Heavenly! It's simple, pure and delicious. Yum!

Preparation Time: 
20 min
Cooking Time: 
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This is definitely the highly effective 'Master Cleanser' Lemonade diet with a few extra suggestions. I love this diet. I do it every summer using fresh organic lemons and organic grade-B maple syrup. It's a detox, plus you can lose weight on it. If you don't want to lose weight, use more maple syrup. This diet provides lots of minerals (like silicon), vitamin C, and is powerfully hydrating. For more info, go to or Google the 'The Master Cleanser" by Stanley Burroughs. This is a must-read for anyone interested in fasting, flushing, detoxing, or just getting good nutrition, especially when on the road. Add some chia seeds for a real energy blast!! I've lived on chia-lemonade for up to 2 weeks with no hunger, and a surprising amount of energy.

Here's a new twist. Add chlorella to this lemonade, and make your own 'Chlorella Lemonade' to convert basic lemonade into a real superfood drink. Add 1-3 teaspoons of chlorella, and stir. It's great iced! What chlorella does is radically boost the nutritional power of the lemonade, and makes it far more energizing and detoxifying (e.g., chlorella is a heavy metal chelator). Also, for those who don't like the taste of chlorella, this is a great way to consume it because the maple syrup covers up the taste (or you can just use less chlorella). I get my chlorella and organic chia seeds from:

Read more about the healing powers of chlorella:

I hope this helps!


MMM this is yummy. So much better than "lemonade" made from powder.  :-\

I wish I had a lemon tree, I use them enough!


This sounds almost like the "Master Cleanse" diet - I'm trying it right now as part of a cleanse & I love it (but you only make one glass at a time & use 1Tbl. syrup!!)



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