Master Cleanse

The holidays are over, and after a long period of indulgence, it is small wonder that the first item on many people’s New Year Resolution list is losing weight.

When SiriOm and I take on losing weight, we drink a lot of Master Cleanse. Some people swear by the master cleanse fast – 10 days of consuming nothing except for 12 glasses or more of this drink a day. We do not like extreme measures, so never tried this trick, but we do know that drinking as much of it as we can cleanses our system, helps to reduce congestion, and curbs our cravings. And unlike a “healthy drink that is good for you”, this one is actually tasty, kind of spicy lemonade

Juice of 1 lemon
1 Tbsp maple syrup
1/4 tsp or more cayenne pepper (you cannot overdo the pepper, the more the better)
1 quart water, room temperature or warm

Mix all the ingredient and drink often

After these long weeks of cooking, eating and posting recipes, Ayala’s Kitchen is going into hibernation for a while. In the meantime, look for more interesting, delicious, quick and easy recipes for busy cooks in Ayala’s Kitchen Cookbook, available for download at