The value of a digestive system "cleanse" to detoxify the body is controversial, but anecdotal evidence suggests that a short-term cleanse does have benefits in general well-being. One popular detox cleansing drink is the olive oil and lemon juice cleanse. Designed to clean out the liver and gallbladder, this cleanse should be done during a two- to three-day period when you have few obligations, because you'll need to stay close to a bathroom. It's best to begin the cleanse in the morning.
Wash the lemons thoroughly. Roll them between your palms or along a counter or tabletop to soften them.
Cut the lemons in half cross-wise and squeeze the juice out. A hand-juicer is the easiest way to do this.
Pour the juice through a mesh strainer and into your blender. Stop when you have 6 to 8 oz. of fresh juice.
Add 1 tbsp. of extra-virgin olive oil. The measurement doesn't have to be exact; you can use a regular spoon if you don’t have measuring spoons.
Pour 8 oz. of water into the blender with the olive oil and lemon juice, then whirl it until the oil, juice and water are well-blended.
Drink the mixture immediately, or it will separate. Make a second batch in the evening, and do not eat anything solid throughout the day. Drink plenty of water, herbal tea and vegetable broth if you get hungry.