"Evolving Involves Eliminating"

Grab a coconut milk with a touch of tumeric or a smoothie with a dab of elderberry syrup. Perhaps an elixir with a sprinkle of cayenne pepper and activated charcoal will do you some good.

The Well Cafe at Sonder Mind & Body offers, as it says on its menu, “no gluten, dairy, peanuts, tree nuts, soy or corn.” But it does provide a variety of other esoteric ingredients like hemp honey, spirulina and ashwagandha to fight fatigue, improve brain function and stave off an assortment of ailments. Smoothies, tonics, elixirs and cold-pressed juices, along with coffees and teas, occupy the drink menu.

“We wanted to create a place that offered different tools for people, so they can figure out what makes them feel better,” says Veronika Olsen, who, with her twin sister, Jessika, runs Sonder Mind & Body.

The two opened the business in May. In addition to The Well Cafe, Sonder offers a range of wellness services like flotation therapy, infrared sauna and acupuncture.

Veronika shares a recipe for the eLEMONator.

The drink, Veronika says, is good for digestive cleansing, anti-aging, and gas and bloating issues.

“It has a little bit of sweetness, which your body needs to balance everything out,” she says. “The activated charcoal balances your pH and in small doses is a cleanser.”

It sells for $6 at the Well Cafe, 515 S. Elm St. in Greensboro, and can also be made easily at home.

eLEMONator

Ingredients

8 ounces filtered water

2 teaspoons activated charcoal

1 lemon

1/2 teaspoon maple syrup

Directions

Mix well. Enjoy.