* I use a full 1 3/4 cup water in this recipe and get a really thick pudding texture. However, I have had readers comment on my other chia pudding recipe that the texture was too thin. This is because different brands of chia seeds soak in different amounts of water (age of the chia seeds is also a factor here). To prevent your pudding from becoming too thin, start with less water and add more until your desired consistency is reached. You can also just use the full amount, and then add a few tablespoons of extra chia seeds if it turns out too thing.