Liz McLaughlin, of Wilkinsburg, Pennsylvania, was the winner of the Everybody Craves Vitamix giveaway from the 2017 Pittsburgh Home & Garden Show. The random drawing was made from several thousand hopefuls who entered their name during the 10 day long show held at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in downtown Pittsburgh last month.

McLaughlin picked up her Vitamix Professional Series 5200 and gift basket full of recipe books and kitchen goodies from our offices yesterday.

McLaughlin said she has heard how easy food prep and blending can be with a powerful blender, and she is most looking forward to making smoothies, vegetables purees, and soups.

Congratulations Liz!


Here are a few easy Vitamix recipes to get you started, Liz! And for more ideas, keep checking

Blueberry, Banana, Kale Smoothie

Carrot, Ginger Soup

Sweet Potato, Chipotle Hummus







Meghan is a full-time writer exploring the fun facts behind food. She lives a healthy lifestyle but lives for breakfast, dessert and anything with marinara. She’s thrown away just as many meals as she’s proud of.