There are many appliances you can buy to make your kitchen time more enjoyable and, oftentimes, faster and easier. Well, a blender is one of them and here are 10 reasons to purchase one if you are currently without this particular gadget: To make healthy homemade sauces. Instead of buying canned or jarred sauces from the grocery store, why not make your own so you can make them healthier, using only all-natural ingredients? To make healthier salad dressings. Speaking of healthy, most salad dressings that you buy at the store are loaded with fat and calories, but blend your own and you’ll have better taste…with a smaller waistline. For fluffier omelets. Throw your eggs in the blender before adding them to the frying pan and you’ll notice that your omelets aren’t as heavy and dense. To mix up your pancake batter. Since we’re talking about breakfast foods, using a blender to mix up your pancake batter will give you lump-free cakes without making your arm fall off to achieve that consistency. For creamier soup. When you’re making your favorite cream-based soup, throw it in the blender for a few minutes to make it softer and smoother yet. To make protein shakes. Help your muscles recover from your grueling workouts by blending up a protein shake and drinking it within 30 minutes after your strength training session ends. To blend up your smoothies. Smoothies are a great way to start your morning, so throw in your favorite fruits, veggies, and ice and you’ve got a nutrient-filled first meal of the day. To make ice cream shakes. Instead of spending a ton of money taking the family out for a cone, just purchase a bucket of vanilla ice cream and a couple of your favorite candy bars and mix them together for a sweet, blended treat. To grind your coffee beans. Get a good blender and you can even use it to grind your coffee beans, giving you the freshest cup of coffee possible. To mix your favorite alcoholic drink. Some drinks, like margaritas and daiquiris, rely on blenders to make them to get the perfect consistency and taste which is a huge plus if you prefer these types of drinks.There you have it, 10 reasons to purchase a blender. Any more you’d like to add to the list? If so, post them below!