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watermelon and beet smoothie in jar with watermelon wedge. Beet and watermelon in background.
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4.25 from 4 votes

Summertime Red Smoothie with Apple, Beet, and watermelon.

This super-healthy pick-me-up summertime sipper, besides being jam-packed with phytochemical benefits, tastes ever so refreshing! Real food anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory and blood-cleansing nutritional powerhouses! Makes about 2 cups.
Prep Time10 minutes
Total Time10 minutes
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Vegan
Keyword: beets, smoothie, watermelon
Servings: 2 servings.
Calories: 113kcal


  • 2 cups watermelon chunks
  • 1 small to medium beet , washed, peeled, and cut into wedges
  • 1 small apple , seeded and cut into cubes
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 2 teaspoons fresh-squeezed lemon juice , optional
  • teaspoon cayenne pepper (to taste)
  • ¼ teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 5 ice cubes


  • Starting with watermelon first, add all the ingredients to a blender jar, with watermelon on the bottom. Turn blender on slow speed until watermelon has liquefied, then increase speed and blend for 1 minute or until everything is smooth. (see note)


  • It might take a few extra seconds in a regular blender compared to a high speed blender like a Blendtec or Vitamix, but regular blenders can whip up this smoothie no problem.
  • If spicy heat isn’t your thing, start with a wee pinch of cayenne. I appreciate the heat but am not hugely heat tolerant and 1/8 teaspoon was the right amount for me.


Calories: 113kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 37mg | Potassium: 401mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 22g | Vitamin A: 965IU | Vitamin C: 20.5mg | Calcium: 23mg | Iron: 0.9mg