This is a repeat from a few posts in Archives # 7 & 9.
Buy or borrow (from a friend or relative) an electric juicer(Juiceman Jr.). I bought one from Walmart for $40.
I have tried hand juicing non-organic lemons and you are right...you won't make much juice per lemon.
Before it took about 3.5 pounds (15 medium-sized) of non-organic lemons to make 2 cups of juice.
Now that I'm juicing whole organic lemons, it takes 5 to make 2 cups. (The lemons here in Texas can get to tennis ball size.)
The juice is foamier and does have a little of the peel in it but the Master-Cleanse suggests taking some peel to move bowels anyway.
And if you can believe it, the national chain grocery store down here sells the organic lemons for $2.29 a pound and the non-organic ones for $2.49!
I wish I would have whole juiced organic lemons from the beginning. I probably would have saved some $$$$.
Yes, the fresher the juice, the better, but unless you want to get out your juicer every time you want a lemonade (and clean it), I think it is o.k. to make juice every 2-3 days.
And Yes, juice the whole lemon.
Here is my routine:
Once a week at the store, I pick the biggest ones with the fewest blemishes.
I usually buy about 10-12 at a time. (They will mold if you keep them too long)
I make about 2 cups of juice (lasts about 2-3 days depending on how many lemonades I make) at a time which takes about 5 good sized lemons.
Run some water over the lemons you are about to juice.
Then sprinkle a little baking soda on your hands and scrub each lemon with your palms and fingers. (10 seconds per lemon)
Rinse them off.
My juicer's mouth is not large so I have to cut the lemons into quarters.
When I'm through juicing, I store the juice in a bottle with a lid in the fridge.
Then every time I make a lemonade, I shake the bottle to mix the juice and foam. (It separates)
Or you can make up a day's batch every morning.
I use a pitcher.
7 cups of water
1 cup lemon juice
1/2 cup maple syrup (for weight loss)
I just shake some cayenne pepper (whatever amount you can handle) in each glass; at different times of day, I might want more or less.
Shake up the pitcher before you pour each drink.
Make sure the pitcher is empty by the end of the day.
And don't forget to make up a large pitcher or 2 of how much water you need to drink by the end of the day (1/2 your weight in ounces).
And don't forget to rinse the juicer's parts.
I empty the refuse bucket in the trash, then I rinse everything under the faucet. (the minced peelings make the drain smell better)
I hope this helps.