The Lemonade Diet Variations (Part 2)

4 Variations of the lemonade dietFour versions of the Lemonade Detox are commonly practiced.

1. The Full Master Cleanse

This is the original version, as described in Stanley Burroughs book. However, for those who have not fasted before it is probably wise to start with a shorter period of fasting – 5 to 7 days.

2. The Relaxed Master Cleanse

A relaxed version of the Lemonade Diet, involves substituting either breakfast or dinner (or both) with 2-3 glasses of the lemonade drink. Lunch should consist of a healthy mealand abstinence from sweets, processed foods, red meat, fried foods, white bread, refined flour, dairy products, coffee and alcohol is recommended. These are foods are thought to strain our digestive organs, yet provide little nutritional value. The relaxed programme works by lengthening the fast that naturally occurs every night during sleep, allowing the body greater time to cleanse. The relaxed version of the Lemonade Diet however, does take longer and thus tends to be followed for at least one to two weeks and up to a month. The relaxed programme can also be used as an introduction to the total detox, or as a way of extending it.

3. The “Once a Week” Master Cleanse

This involves abstaining from food once a week and drinking the lemonade instead, giving your body a chance to “rest and cleanse for a day”.

4. The Master Plan

This integrates the “Once a Week” cleansing with a twice-yearly multi-day “Full Detox” cleanse. You gain the maximum results of the lemon detox, cleansing your bodies of accumulated wastes and toxins and losing excess weight. Performing the “Once a Week” version of the lemon detox after a multi-day version helps the body to maintain its toxic free condition and is a great on-going cleansing routine.


Breaking the Lemonade Diet according to “The Master Cleanser with Special Needs and Problems”. This is possibly one of the most important phases of the Lemonade Diet.

1st day:
Drink several 8 oz. glasses of orange juice as desired throughout the day. Drink slowly.

2nd day:
Drink several 8 oz. glasses of orange juice throughout the day, dilute with water if necessary.
Afternoon: prepare vegetable soup (recipe below).
Evening: drink vegetable broth. Some of the vegetables may be eaten.

3rd day:
Morning: orange juice.
Noon: Vegetable soup as desribed earlier.
Evening: Vegetables, fruit, salad. No animal food or processed/ refined foods should be eaten (e.g. meat, milk, fish, eggs, bread, coffee, tea)

4th day:
Normal eating may be taken up again. However, In his book “The Master Cleanser with Special Needs and Problems”, Stanley Burroughs writes that “best health will be retained if the morning meal consists of our type of lemonade or fruit juice;….If, after eating is resumed, distress or gas occurs, it is suggested that the lemonade diet be continued for several more days until the system is ready for food.”


1st – 2nd Day after Lemonade Diet:
Drink several 8 oz. glasses of orange juice as desired throughout the day.
Drink slowly.
If you find it difficult to digest, dilute the orange juice with water.

3rd day after Lemonade Diet:
Morning – orange juice
Lunch – raw fruit
Evening – fruit or raw vegetable salad.

Recipe for Master Cleanse Vegetable Soup

Use several kinds of vegetables, perhaps one or two kinds of legumes, potatoes, celery, carrots, green vegetables tops, onion, etc. Dehydrated vegetables or vegetable soups powders may be added for extra flavor. Okra or okra powder, chili, curry, cayenne (red) pepper, tomatoes, green peppers, and zucchini squash may be included to good advantage. Brown rice may be used, but no meat or meat stock. Other spices may be added (delicately) for flavor. Use salt delicately as a limited amount of salt is necessary. Learn to enjoy the natural flavor of the vegetables. The less cooking the better.