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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: 
Servings: 
3
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SO HOW'D IT GO?

I'm curious about the cayenne pepper, too. Anyone know?

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I'm thinking of making this and doing the cleanse. God knows I need one with all the junk I eat. Can you use agave instead of maple syrup? And is it a must to add cayenne pepper?

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Wow....bitchy

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I did the Master Cleanse and I drank about 4-6 glasses a day sans cayenne pepper. My bf drank 8 glasses a day but he is super active at work. Really drink when your hungry and drink LOTS of water, your body needs extra water when fasting. Be careful of the maple syrup though. I did 3 master cleanses a couple of yrs ago w/in 3 months (which was too soon) and I got a yeast infection which was a b**** to get rid of.

That's stupid, the book says to do it no more than once every 3 months. And no one wants to hear about your bodily issues on a FOOD SITE.

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I did the Master Cleanse and I drank about 4-6 glasses a day sans cayenne pepper. My bf drank 8 glasses a day but he is super active at work. Really drink when your hungry and drink LOTS of water, your body needs extra water when fasting. Be careful of the maple syrup though. I did 3 master cleanses a couple of yrs ago w/in 3 months (which was too soon) and I got a yeast infection which was a b**** to get rid of.

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If you wanted to try the master cleanse diet, how many glasses do you need to drink a day? ive looked on the internet and i can't find anything.

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Can anyone tell me if its okay to use Grade A syrup in place of Grade B?

Sure you can  :)  The Grade A kind is just lighter and not as maple-y.  I've actually never seen Grade C!

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Can anyone tell me if its okay to use Grade A syrup in place of Grade B?

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This is a wonderfully light lemonade that I will keep forever. 

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This IS very similar to the Master Cleanse lemonade minus the cayenne pepper. I tried it when my hubby did the MC awhile back  and I was hooked on this lemonade's flavor!  The maple syrup adds a nice deep taste twist instead of using refined sugar.  I sometimes still add a sprinkle of the cayenne whenever I want an extra kick. :D

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