The ultimate sandwich to bring on a challenging hike is one that has a generous slather of nut butter, sliced ripe bananas, and drizzled honey. But hikes in Los Angeles aren’t quite the ones I used to do in the Pacific Northwest. Hiking in LA has nice groomed trails, which are never muddy, and parking to trails is conveniently near the trail head. I’m surprised they don’t park services doesn’t offer valet. Nonetheless, I still enjoy it. On a non-smoggy, clear day, you can see the cityscape or ocean if you’re on the west side. I still make this sandwich for my breakfast rotations during the week. But since being told that peanut butter isn’t the best nut butter for my digestion, I have switched over to almond butter. Often times the ones carried in the store have a combination of nuts so making it yourself is super easy and simple- and much more affordable. I first made almond butter in the vitamix which wasn’t as easy as the food processor. I’ve added honey into mine with a dash of Himalayan salt. You can do without either. No added oil needed necessary, just a tad of patience.