I can see how you could think it needed to be thicker, so lets say that in this case the 2nd time is gonna be the charm!
I really don't remember how much clay I put in the Vita-Mix but it was way too much for the amount of distilled water I had boiled, you need use boiled distilled water.
What you need to do is boil enough distilled water to fill a quart jar, maybe a little extra just in case, and put it in a blender. You add a tablespoon of clay at a time while the blender is blending and wait about 30 seconds between each tablespoon you add because it DOES thicken quickly. Its always good to start with a little less than a quart of water in case you add too much clay and it gets too thick then you can add more water and still only fill a quart jar. You want to end up with a slurry that is like cake batter.
When I got home tonight I dug my clay out of the cabinet to make sure it looked like cake batter and I found not 1 quart but 2 lol. I told you I had a mess when I first made it but I had forgotten that I ended up having to make two quarts because I had too much clay to start with lol! I also found a small glass jar of Bentonite Paste that I had made to use on my husbands skin. I made too much of that too and ended up storing it. Its been between 2 and 3 months and that paste is still moist and I've had my quarts of slurry for well over a year. As long as you keep the slurry in a glass canning jar with the lid tightly closed it'll be just fine. I keep it all in my kitchen cabinet not the fridge.
I use about 3 or 4 tablespoons in my big stock pot filled with distilled water and mix it up really good and plop my veggies in it. Depending on what you're washing you might have to put a plate or something over the top to keep the veggies down because they tend to want to float. The water will end up looking kind of gray but not at all thick. Its amazing how powerful Bentonite Clay really is!
You'll do great with it Jackie, just remember to put the water in the blender first and then add the clay a little at a time. Its so simple and effective when we can't afford organic!