There are countless varieties of this cleanse out there now, but this is the original that started it all...
this guy was a genius...
Stanley Burroughs' Master Cleanser Lemonade
12 small, organic lemons or 6 large ones
1 gallon distilled water
8 to 12 ounces pure, organic, grade-B maple syrup
Dash cayenne pepper
In a one-gallon pitcher, squeeze about a dozen small lemons (or six large lemons). This should make about 12 ounces of juice. Filter the pulp and seeds. The lemons contain the vitamins and antioxidants that will be a vital part of your nutritional needs during the fast.
Next, pour 8 to 12 ounces of pure, 100%, organic, Grade-B maple syrup in with the lemon juice. Grade A is fine, too, but Grade B contains more minerals that are refined out of the Grade-A syrup. This will give you the sweetness to counteract the sour lemons. More importantly, the maple syrup supplies the glucose for essential brain activity and more minerals and vitamins for your body to utilize. It's expensive, but remember, this lemonade is a substitute for food and you won't be spending money on food every day that you are on the fast. If you want to lose weight, I suggest that you only use 8 ounces of syrup per gallon. If it's not sweet enough, add another ounce.
Next, fill the remaining portion of the one-gallon pitcher with distilled water. You can find gallons of distilled water in any grocery store. It is very important that you use distilled water. It is the purest form of water you can drink and does not contain inorganic minerals to further toxify your body.
Stir this mixture well and pour a glass. You can make it the night before and let it chill overnight. Every now and then, if you want to clear your sinuses, you can sprinkle a little cayenne pepper in a glass of lemonade. Feel free to drink distilled water at any time during your fast. You can even make herbal mint or laxative tea, sweetened with maple syrup, during your fast. This will give you variety and help your cleansing and weight loss.
Do not substitute for any of these ingredients. Refined, white sugar will only toxify you further. Lemon juice in a bottle is from concentrate; it will not work. Only fresh-squeezed lemons, organic maple syrup, and distilled water will work. Buy enough ingredients for one day and see how you feel. The one-gallon of lemonade will last you one full day, easily. Try this fast for a maximum of three days the first time. You can stretch it to five or so later.
(Burroughs, Stanley. The Master Cleanser. Auburn, California: Burroughs Books, 1976.)