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How to make lemon maple syrup for a detox diet

Updated April 17, 2017

A detox cleansing diet consists of consuming nothing but liquids for a certain amount of time in order to spur quick weight loss. These diets can vary in the types of ingredients that make up the concoction, how many times to imbibe in a day and duration. The lemon maple syrup of the title refers to the master cleanse detox. It's a drink made with four ingredients.

Assemble your four ingredients for the detox diet and get out a pitcher.

Squeeze two tablespoons of lemon juice into your container. Use the real juice of an organically grown lemon. Do not use bottled juice.

Add one-tenth of a teaspoon of cayenne pepper. This is approximately a quick dash. If you don't like drinking juices with an extra kick, you can leave the cayenne pepper out of the recipe and instead buy cayenne pepper capsules from a health foods store.

Pour in the two tablespoons of maple syrup. In order for this concoction to be most effective, use authentic maple syrup. To top off the detox diet juice, add the water.

Using the stirring spoon, blend well. This makes one serving. Simply double and triple the amounts of the ingredients to make a larger batch of the cayenne, maple syrup and lemon cleanse.

Tip

Because the ingredients can go bad, it's not wise to make more than one day's serving in advance.

Warning

As with any drastic diet changes, consult with your physician to make sure you you are still meeting your nutritional requirements. If you feel faint, dizzy, light-headed or you have serious stomach cramps, discontinue the detox diet immediately.

Things You'll Need

  • Pitcher
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/10 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 227gr water
  • Stirring spoon
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About the Author

Alexandra Haller has more than 10 years' experience as a writer. She has written for numerous health and fitness outlets, including "Runner's World" and "Reuters." She has worked as a copy editor for the American Mathematical Society, editor-in-chief for Her Active Life and is now a proofreader for Plante & Moran.